Rolla attorney who was indicted on rape and sodomy charges is indefinitely suspended

By Karen Kidd | Jan 23, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) – Rolla attorney Brant L. Shockley, who arrested three months ago after being indicted on rape and sodomy charges, was recently indefinitely suspended following a Jan. 23 Missouri Supreme Court order.

In its order placing Shockley on interim suspension, the Supreme Court said it acted following a Chief Disciplinary Counsel finding that "there is probable cause to believe" that "Shockley poses a substantial threat of irreparable harm to the public."

Shockley also was ordered to pay all costs in the matter.

In November, then outgoing Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Shockley had been indicted by a Phelps County Grand Jury on 18 counts in sexual assaults of four different women. The alleged criminal conduct dated back to 2014 and allegedly occurred in Shockley's home and offices in Phelps County, according to a press release issued by Hawley that no longer is on the Missouri Attorney General's Office website.

Shockley was taken into custody on Nov. 16, according to Hawley's press release. Counts against Shockley included nine counts of first-degree rape or attempted rape, two counts of second-degree rape, four counts of first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy and three counts of second-degree sodomy, a posting on phelpscountyfocus.com said.

Shockley posted $100,000 bond Nov. 16 and was conditionally released under 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. house arrest, GPS monitoring and surrendering of his passport, according to the posting.

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