On August 18, 2016, Kenneth Cannon, Jr. , 19 of Rolla, pled guilty to Assault in the 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action for a shooting incident in February 2015. After pleading guilty, Cannon was sentenced to nine years on the Assault and three years for the Armed Criminal Action in the Missouri Department of Corrections to be served consecutively to one another. The lead investigator on the case was Det. Adam Meyer of the Rolla Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Phelps County Prosecutor Brendon Fox.
On February 24, 2015, Cannon’s co-conspirator, Ashleigh Marvin, lured the victim to the Autobahn Walking Trail. In an effort to rob the victim, Cannon pulled a gun and attempted to shoot the victim. The victim was able to play dead and when an opening presented itself he fled for his life. Marvin attempted to report that she was the victim of a rape, but her story quickly unraveled as it became clear she and Cannon had planned the Robbery.
“We were really lucky we didn’t have a dead body, ” said Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney Brendon Fox. “Good job to Det. Meyer and the Rolla Police Department with conducting a top notch investigation and removing two dangerous and violent people from the streets.”
Marvin had previously pleaded guilty and received 10 years in prison for her part in the Attempted Robbery and Assault. Both Marvin and Cannon will have to serve 85% of their sentences before they will be eligible for parole.