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Branson West Man Bound Over for Arraignment

By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Branson West man charged with felony possession of child pornography is scheduled for arraignment in Stone County Circuit Court. Fifty-three-year-old Richard Dean Blackwell appeared in court Tuesday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Blackwell was charged last fall after the Tri-Lakes Internet Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at his home on Talking Rocks Road. At that time, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said investigators received images that checked back to Blackwell’s home on a program used to locate child sexual abuse images on the internet.

Blackwell’s arraignment hearing is set for March 3rd in Galena.