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PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Jacob Shellabarger

 Jacob Shellabarger

Audrain County Courthouse, Room 306

101 N. Jefferson St.

Mexico, Missouri 65265

Phone: 573-473-5860

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Please Note: Witnesses for hearings or trials should call (573) 473-5860 after 5:00 PM the evening before the scheduled hearing or trial to see if you will be needed to attend court.

The primary objective of the Prosecuting Attorney's office and staff is to achieve justice for the citizens of Audrain County.  The dedicated staff and Prosecutor work diligently every day to achieve this mission.  

The Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of crimes occurring within Audrain County including, but not limited to:

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Drug Crimes
  • Insufficient Funds Checks
  • Domestic Assaults
  • Criminal Non-Support
  • Sexual Assault
  • Murder

The Prosecuting Attorney also represents Audrain County and the Missouri Department of Revenue in civil matters. It also oversees a Child Support Enforcement Unit that works to ensure the children of Audrain County receive the financial and medical support to which they are entitled.

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is available for law enforcement and public safety needs 24/7 through the Prosecuting Attorney always being on call.

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office communicates with the public through Facebook (Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney) and Twitter (@AudrainCoPA).


Please feel free to contact the Prosecuting Attorney anytime if you have any questions or concerns.

Prosecuting Attorney: Jacob Shellabarger | Email: jshellabarger@audraincounty.org

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney: Scott Fox Email: sfox@audraincounty.org | Criminal Unit, Child Support


Enforcement Unit and Juvenile Office: 

Victim Advocate: Leigh Thomas Email: lathomas@audraincounty.org

VOCA Advocate: Anna Natoli

Investigator: Jack Nengel

Email: jnengel@audraincounty.org


Office Support Staff

  • Senior Legal Assistant: Sharon Davis
  • Restitution and Bad Checks Coordinator: Shelly Terry
  • Legal Assistants: Nikole Hagan

Child Support Enforcement Unit

  • Team Lead Specialist: Sue Branstetter
  • Specialist: Dori Moore
  • Specialist: Mary Helwig