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St. Louis Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Shooting His Co-Defendant During a Home Invasion

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Dallas Richardson, 25, of St. Louis, MO, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a home invasion where he shot co-defendant Kyle Phillips.  Richardson appeared today before United States District Judge Henry E. Autrey. 

According to court documents, between January 2016 and February 2018, Richardson was part of a drug trafficking organization that distributed multi-pound amounts of marijuana within the Eastern District of Missouri.  Richardson received some of the marijuana.  The organization then collected the proceeds of the marijuana sales and utilized MoneyGrams purchased at various outlets, including Wal-Mart stores within the Eastern District of Missouri, to send the proceeds to the source of supply, Cedric Davis, in California.

Both co-defendants Joseph Hope and Jack Huck supplied marijuana to co-defendant Kyle Phillips.  In December 2016, Phillips received bulk quantities of marijuana from Hope but refused to pay.  As a result, Hope planned a robbery and retaliation against Phillips.

On January 12, 2017, Hope recruited Richardson to conduct the robbery of Phillips in order to retrieve either the marijuana or proceeds derived from the sale of the marijuana.  Richardson and his associate drove from St. Louis to Phillips’ residence in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Wearing masks and armed with firearms, including an assault rifle, Richardson forcibly entered the front door of the residence while his associate entered the residence through a bedroom window.

During the robbery, Richardson shot Phillips in the abdomen.  Both Richardson and his associate assaulted Phillips, including with the stock of their firearms.  The two men also kicked and assaulted with their firearms three other individuals that were present.  Richardson and his associate took the safe, small amounts of marijuana, and the victims’ wallets, which contained small amounts of cash and exited the residence.

               The following co-defendants in this drug conspiracy have been sentenced:

               Jack Huck – 89 months in prison;

               Seth Ault – 36 months in prison;

               Cedric Davis, Jr. – 46 months in prison;

               Cody Henderson – 3 years probation;

               Joseph Hope – 96 months in prison;

               Deven Huck – 48 months in prison;

               Zach Hunter – 3 years probation;

               Dakota McCain – 32 months in prison;

               Dustin Puckett – 3 years probation;

               Collin Weber – 3 years probation; and

               Jacob Wolff – 3 years probation.

Richardson pleaded guilty in October to one count of robbery and one count of possessing a firearm that was discharged and Phillips is awaiting trial.

The Missouri Highway Patrol, the Ste. Genevieve Police Department, the Homeland Security Investigation, the Warrenton Sheriff’s Department, the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Major Case Squad investigated this case. 

Updated February 13, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime