March 4, 2011
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today Allen Wayne Hause, 57, has been sentenced in Boone County to serve a 14-year prison sentence in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Judge Mobley of Ralls County sentenced Hause to serve seven years on each of two counts of tampering with a judicial officer. The sentences are to run consecutively.
Koster said the charges stemmed from voicemails Hause left on Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane's home answering machine. Hause had an active warrant on a weapons charge pending in front of Judge Crane at the time he left the messages. The first call in which Hause identified himself and made threatening comments was left on December 25, 2009. Hause called the Judge's home again on January 1, 2010, leaving several obscene and harassing messages. Judge Crane reported the messages to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, who investigated the case. At trial, the defense admitted it was Hause's voice on Judge Crane's answering machine. The Court also made findings that Hause was a prior felony offender based on a previous conviction for Unlawful Use of a Weapon in Callaway County, for which he received a three-year prison sentence.
Koster said the Attorney General's Office was appointed Special Prosecutor for Boone County and prosecuted the case. Judge David Mobley of Ralls County was appointed to hear the case. A Boone County jury found Hause guilty of tampering with a judicial officer on December 2, 2010.