St Joseph Man Pleads Guilty To Felony Sodomy Charge

42 year old William Lewis Marshall of St Joseph pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of felony sodomy, avoiding a jury trial.  Marshall gave the guilty plea in Buchanan County Circuit Court which involved a 16 year old girl in March of 2017.  In return, prosecutors agreed to dismiss the three other sodomy charges and one count of sexual abuse.  Sentencing has been set for August 20th.  Marshall faces between two to seven years in prison.   He remains free on $25,000 bond.