Wright County Prosecutor John Tyrrell announces that on May 17, 2022, Judge Carter sentenced Berkley Lamont Spivey, Jr. to the Missouri Department of Corrections for 15 years on a first-degree assault conviction and 15 years on a vehicle hijacking conviction that will run concurrently with probation denied.

On July 24, 2021, Berkley and a runaway female minor had asked a Seymour convenience store clerk, the victim, for a ride to Mansfield and then to Norwood. Right before Norwood, Spivey asked the victim to pull over because the minor female was getting sick. As soon as she pulled over, Spivey jumped over the car seat, told the victim to get out, all while stabbing her several times. When she got out, the minor female got into the driver’s seat and took off, leaving the victim stranded on the highway. The victim called 911 and a passerby took her to Mountain Grove Wal-Mart to meet an ambulance. The stolen car was wrecked on Highway 63, approximately 5 miles outside of Cabool. The minor female was taken into custody without incident. Spivey was arrested after a short foot pursuit.  This case was investigated by  the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri Highway Patrol.

“This is a great outcome for this case.  The victim was acting as a Good Samaritan and was attacked.  This was an unprovoked random attack that could have ended much worse. The victim recovered from her injuries that were not life threatening and the Defendant is serving time in prison. ” says John Tyrrell, Wright County Prosecutor.