Misdemeanor charges filed against slain teen’s mother
The mother of a 13-year-old Oskaloosa boy who was shot and killed at his home last week now faces four misdemeanor charges.
Patricia Back and Donovan McCleary, who lives with Back, each is charged in Jefferson County District Court with endangerment of a child, contributing to a child's misconduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Back's son, Dakota, was shot in the head with a 9 mm pistol about 2 a.m. Feb. 27 when he was in his bedroom with brothers Joe Sheley, 18, and Dan Sheley, 16, as well as Joshua Stark, 15.
Stark is charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile, theft of a handgun valued at less than $500, underage consumption of alcohol, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His next court appearance is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, according to Vic Braden, assistant Jefferson County attorney. In the meantime, he is in custody at the Shawnee County Juvenile Detention Facility in Topeka.
Joe Sheley pleaded guilty Monday to one count of endangering a child and two counts of contributing to a child's misconduct. Dan Sheley also pleaded guilty Monday to criminal use of a weapon and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The brothers will be sentenced April 11. The weapon charge stems from a concealed 10-inch knife in Dan Sheley's possession.