Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District, Third Division
December 9, 2014
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent,
LEILANI DENNEY, Appellant
This Decision is not final until expiration of the rehearing period.
Appeal fro the Circuit Court of Clay County, Missouri. The Honorable Shane T. Alexander, Judge.
Kate E. Noland, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Liberty, MO, for Respondent.
Casey J. Symonds, Tyler J. Jansen, Lee's Summit, MO, for Appellant.
Before Division Three: Karen King Mitchell, Presiding Judge, and Cynthia L. Martin and Gary D. Witt, Judges.
Leilani Denney appeals, following a bench trial, her convictions of the class A misdemeanor of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, the class B misdemeanor of second-degree property damage, and the class A misdemeanor of failure to proceed with caution when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying emergency lights, for which she received a suspended execution of a combined two-year sentence in the county jail and two years' probation. Denney argues that the highway patrol troopers that initiated the traffic stop, which led to her
arrest and charges, lacked both reasonable suspicion to initiate the stop and probable cause to place her under arrest. But because the record amply demonstrates that the troopers had both reasonable suspicion and probable cause, we affirm. Rule 30.25(b).