Disheroon sentenced to six years in prison

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Keeton Disheroon

A Berryville man who was arrested twice in 2020 on drug and weapons charges was sentenced to 12 years in prison, with six years suspended, after pleading guilty to four felonies and three misdemeanors in a plea deal with prosecutors last week.

Carroll County Circuit Judge Scott Jackson accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Keeton Disheroon after a hearing on Tuesday, March 23, at the county’s eastern district courthouse in Berryville.

Disheroon, 19, pleaded guilty to felony charges of fleeing, possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of fleeing on foot, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a weapon.

Prosecutors agreed not to pursue felony charges on two counts of simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a prohibited weapon and misdemeanor charges on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

In addition to sentencing Disheroon to prison, Jackson ordered him to pay court costs and fines of $1,440. He will be given credit for 295 days served in the Carroll County Detention Center.

Disheroon’s first arrest came in January 2020. In that incident, Disheroon allegedly led Green Forest police on a high-speed chase before abandoning his truck in an open field. Police reported finding a rifle and pistol in the truck as well as more than 70 grams of marijuana, methamphetamine residue, other drug paraphernalia and more than $1,200 in cash.

According to an affidavit in that case, Disheroon told police he was unemployed and living in his truck. He was released on a $2,500 bond and was ordered not to leave his parents’ home except for work.

Disheroon was arrested a second time on June 2, 2020, outside the Carroll House Apartments in Berryville. A Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy reported finding a sawed-off shotgun with three rounds in the magazine tube in Disheroon’s truck along with marijuana, methamphetamine, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia.

In July 2020, Jackson denied a motion by defense attorney Chris Flanagin asking to reduce Disheroon’s bond and allow him to be placed in a residential treatment program near Aurora, Mo.

Disheroon’s father, Kevin Disheroon, a Berryville police officer, testified at the July 8 hearing that he regretted bonding his son out of jail after the first arrest.

“We did not get Keeton the help that he needed, whether it be the mental health aspect of it or the addiction aspect of it,” Kevin Disheroon said at the time.

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