Mission man sentenced in tampering case
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission man charged with Tampering With Evidence was sentenced on April 18, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Robert Medearis, age 62, was sentenced to 9 months' custody and 2 years' supervised release.
Medearis was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2010. The charge stems from an incident between January 31 and February 2, 2010, in Todd County whereby Medearis took an axe to remove and destroy the windshield of a Chevrolet pickup that was evidence in a case involving Medearis' son.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.
Medearis was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.