Gov. Nixon Appoints Dent County Prosecuting Attorney
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Sidney T. Pearson III as prosecuting attorney for Dent County today. The position became vacant after the Governor appointed Brandi L. Baird as Associate Circuit Judge.
Pearson served as prosecuting attorney in Crawford County from 1998 to 2010. In 2007 he received the Equal Access to Justice Award from Legal Aid of Southern Missouri. Pearson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971-1974, completing three tours in Vietnam and Thailand.
Pearson holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a law degree from the University of Missouri Columbia. He has been a member of the Missouri Bar since 1982.