Motion to Revoke Probation for Former Sheriff Denied

A judge has denied the state’s motion to revoke the probation of the former Knox County Sheriff. In December 2018, Robert Becker pleaded guilty to charges of Domestic Assault and Sexual Abuse. As part of the plea agreement with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Becker avoided jail time and was instead placed on two years of probation. In February, it was reported that Becker was facing charges of a class A misdemeanor of the pursuit of wildlife illegally and a class B misdemeanor of unlawful use of a weapon. Following these charges, the state filed the motion to revoke probation. Yesterday, the judge in the case found that Becker did not violate the terms of his probation. The charges against Becker for the illegal pursuit of wildlife and the unlawful use of a weapon are still pending.