William Joyner, 45, of Macon was arrested on February 12, 2013 for stalking a juvenile and has remained in the Macon County Jail for the safety of both the victim and the community ever since.
According to the probable cause statement provided by the Circuit Court of Macon County, Joyner was living with the victim's family for a short period of time when he expressed romantic love for the child. He stated that he and the child were soul mates. At the request of the family, Joyner moved out. However after his move, Joyner still contacted the family via text messages. Joyner is on the sex offender registry after being convicted for lewdness involving a child in West Valley, Utah in 2002.
Wednesday, September 11, he was sentenced by Circuit Judge Rick Tucker.
“The juries job is to serve justice to the people,” said Judge Tucker. “That being said, I am going to honor the juries recommendation.”
The trial was on August 9, 2013, finding Joyner guilty.
Joyner has been sentenced to four years at the Missouri Department of Corrections and a fine of $2,500.