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.