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Man Charged With Murders Has Long Criminal History

July 27, 2010|Ron Davis

In the past seven years, Jesse Dean Driskill has posed for six mugshots in state prison.

His criminal history includes several felonies, including at least two convictions for assault.

But despite Driskill's past, he was paroled from prison in June 2010 -- a little more than a month before police say he murdered an elderly Ozarks couple.

A spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Corrections outlined Driskill's prison record to KSPR News:

March 15, 2002: Driskill is sent to prison for violating probation on stealing and burglary convictions. He's also ordered to prison for a felony assault in Hickory County. Total sentence: Five years.

November 13, 2003: Driskill is paroled.

February 27, 2004: Driskill is sent back to prison for violating parole.

March 10, 2007: Driskill is released from prison on a "director's discharge." Simply put, prison officials can't hold him any longer; Driskill has served his time on the burglary, stealing and assault convictions.

May 29, 2008: Driskill is sent back to prison for felony tampering. It's a two-year sentence.

June 3, 2008: Driskill is released from prison after less than a week. Reason: he's already spent enough time in county jail. He is again given a director's discharge from state prison.

March 31, 2009: Driskill is sent back to prison after being convicted of burglary in Hickory and Dallas counties, and felony assault in Laclede County. He is ordered to be in a long-term drug treatment program in prison. Court records show he's supposed to be in that program for 24 months.

June 9, 2010: Jesse Driskill is released from prison back to probation.

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