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Man wanted on October charge of violating terms of prison release arrested


A West plains resident recently released from prison and wanted for a felony charge of violation of a lifetime condition of release was taken into custody on a no-bond warrant Dec. 8, according to court records.

The warrant, issued on Oct. 30, was served to Marlin D. Lane, 42, by the Howell County Sheriff's Department.

Lane was released from incarceration Oct. 3, having completed a sentence served for a conviction of first-degree statutory sodomy filed in 2011 in Webster County.

The trial was moved to Benton County on a change of venue and in 2017, he was sentenced to 10 years, court records show.

The unmet condition, according to a probable cause statement filed by his probation and parole officer, was to report on Oct. 4 to the District 13 Probation and Parole Office in West Plains to be fitted with an electronic monitoring device.

The statement also points out Lane had signed documents related to the order of lifetime supervision on Sept. 27, prior to his release. In signing those documents, he reportedly agreed he understood he was to be fitted with the monitoring device and maintain it, including his obligation to wear it at all times and keep it charged and functioning, and he understood that Missouri Department of Corrections monitoring staff were to be able to locate him at all times.

The case is being prosecuted by Howell County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Hutchings and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Rizwan Ahad.

During a counsel status hearing held this morning, an as-yet unnamed public defender was assigned to represent Lane and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 22 before Associate 37th Circuit Judge R. David Ray, public court records show.