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Missouri Woman has First Court Appearance in Kansas River Drowning

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:41pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that 26-year-old Columbia, Missouri resident Scharron R. Dingledine had a first appearance this afternoon in the Pro Tem Division of Douglas County District Court.  Dingledine is charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder. 

The Court set bond at $1,000,000 cash/surety and set the case for a no go preliminary hearing on August 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Division Six.  Attached with this release is a copy of the complaint document filed in the case.   

It is anticipated no further updates will be available until after Dingledine’s next court date. 

All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  Charges are merely allegations of criminal conduct.  


*Rule 226 - Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct
3.6 Advocate: Trial Publicity
3.8 Advocate: Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor

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Media Contact

Cheryl Wright Kunard - Assistant to the District Attorney