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Jessica White


The trial for a Crane Alderwoman charged with assaulting a police officer that was scheduled to begin on May 1st has been postponed at the request of the Attorney General's office.

Jessica White was arrested last May along with her husband Jordan and father-in-law Donnie White, who are charged with resisting arrest, following an altercation in front of the couple's Crane home.

The White's were arrested after Jessica White's cousin, Brittany Barnett was pulled over for a traffic violation in the White's driveway. Her husband, Thomas Barnett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

The White's arrived at their home while the arrest of the Barnett's were underway and they say the were ordered to stay outside their home and were confronted by officers who did not have a warrant or any reason to detain them.  


Their attorney maintains there was no probable cause or any reasonable suspicion for authorities to order the White's to stay outside their home.

The White's say Deputy Taylor Jenkins and former Deputy Brandon Flack used excessive force in their arrests. All three of the White's cases will all be tried at the same time.

The Barnett's cases were resolved after they pleaded guilty.

The Missouri Attorney General’s office was appointed as special prosecutor in the case to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest by the Stone County prosecutors office due to the allegations against the deputies.

A new trial date has not been set, according to online court records.

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