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Jobe pleads guilty, sentenced to prison (statement included)

Friday, June 7, 2013

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Mark Jobe
BENTON -- A Sikeston man entered a guilty plea on Thursday to second-degree murder and repeat driving while intoxicated charges for his role in the 2012 death of a Sikeston woman.

Mark Lee Jobe, 47, of Sikeston pleaded guilty to the class C felony of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of the drug, Alprazolam, on July 17, 2012, and the class A felony of causing a motor vehicle collision resulting in the death of Kim Maclin. He appeared before Judge David A. Dolan in the Scott County Circuit Court.

Jobe was originally charged July 23, 2012, with first degree involuntary manslaughter and failure to obey a traffic control device.

An amended complaint filed Sept. 5, 2012, charged Jobe with the felony of an aggravated offender driving while intoxicated by drugs. Jobe's prior convictions include a DWI on July 7, 2010, in Kentucky; and excessive blood alcohol content on Dec. 9, 2008, and Nov. 13, 2001, in Scott County Municipal Division.

Because of the aggravated offender charge, the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney was able to charge Jobe with second degree felony murder rather than the lesser manslaughter charge as a death resulted from the felony DWI.

The fatal accident Jobe was involved in occurred at 8:13 a.m. July 17, 2012, at the intersection of East Malone Avenue and Ingram Road.

Maclin, 53, who had just retired as an elementary counselor for Sikeston R-6 Schools -- died July 19, 2012, from injuries sustained in the crash.

Darrel Maclin (Kim Maclin's husband) statement to Mark Jobe

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