Terry Blackmon – Repeat Sex Offender Civilly Committed

A Vernon County jury has found a Nevada man to be a sexually violent predator and committed him to a state treatment center beyond the prison terms to which he was sentenced.
The jury found Terry Blackmon to be a sexually violent predator this week.

Circuit Judge William Roberts ordered Blackmon committed to a treatment center in Farmington.

Blackmon was convicted in Vernon County in 1991 for raping a 5-year-old girl and was sent to prison for 15 years. He had pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse of a 21-year-old woman in 1990 and was placed on two years of probation.

The state attorney general�s office filed a petition for civil commitment of Blackmon on April 24, 2006, under the state�s sexually violent predator law enacted in January 1999, and the trial was held this week in Vernon County. Currently, there are 110 sexually violent predators being held by civil commitment in Missouri.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on November 2, 2008 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ronnie W. Preyer – Repeat Sex Offender – Gets shot for his attempted rape


A woman who was raped in her Cape Girardeau, Mo., home last weekend shot and fatally wounded the attacker when he broke in again early Friday morning, officials said.

Prosecuting Attorney H. Morley Swingle said no charges would be filed against the woman, 57, who shot Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the chest with a shotgun.

Officials said she did not know him.

At about midnight Oct. 25, she heard glass break in her basement and was grabbed by a man as she tried to flee out the front door. He punched her in the face, forced her into a bedroom and raped her, Swingle said.

She reported the crime to police, and her landlord repaired the window.

On Friday, she was home alone, watching TV about 2:15 a.m. when a man broke the same basement window and switched off the electricity to the house, Swingle said.

She tried to call 911 but couldn’t with the power off. So she got a shotgun and waited as the man began banging on a door from the basement. She fired when he came crashing through the door.

After she fled to a neighbor’s home to call police, officers found Preyer, badly wounded, stumbling away. He died at St. Francis Medical Center several hours later.

Swingle said the victim identified Preyer from photos as her previous attacker. When he was shot, Preyer, of Jackson, Mo., had wet caulking on his clothing from the recently repaired basement window.

Preyer had been convicted in New Madrid, Mo., in 1989 of rape and robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted in 2006 of failing to register as a sex offender, and earlier this year of misdemeanor assault.

Said Swingle, “I will not be filing any sort of charge against this … woman, who was clearly justified under the law in shooting this intruder in her home.”

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Ronnie W. Preyer – Repeat Sex Offender – Gets shot for his attempted rape


A woman who was raped in her Cape Girardeau, Mo., home last weekend shot and fatally wounded the attacker when he broke in again early Friday morning, officials said.

Prosecuting Attorney H. Morley Swingle said no charges would be filed against the woman, 57, who shot Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the chest with a shotgun.

Officials said she did not know him.

At about midnight Oct. 25, she heard glass break in her basement and was grabbed by a man as she tried to flee out the front door. He punched her in the face, forced her into a bedroom and raped her, Swingle said.

She reported the crime to police, and her landlord repaired the window.

On Friday, she was home alone, watching TV about 2:15 a.m. when a man broke the same basement window and switched off the electricity to the house, Swingle said.

She tried to call 911 but couldn’t with the power off. So she got a shotgun and waited as the man began banging on a door from the basement. She fired when he came crashing through the door.

After she fled to a neighbor’s home to call police, officers found Preyer, badly wounded, stumbling away. He died at St. Francis Medical Center several hours later.

Swingle said the victim identified Preyer from photos as her previous attacker. When he was shot, Preyer, of Jackson, Mo., had wet caulking on his clothing from the recently repaired basement window.

Preyer had been convicted in New Madrid, Mo., in 1989 of rape and robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted in 2006 of failing to register as a sex offender, and earlier this year of misdemeanor assault.

Said Swingle, “I will not be filing any sort of charge against this … woman, who was clearly justified under the law in shooting this intruder in her home.”

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte