About Locke

Locke grew up here in Jefferson City, where he and his family attended Immaculate Conception Church. Locke graduated from Helias Catholic High School before attending the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned both his undergraduate and law degrees.

During law school, Locke gained valuable experience as a Rule 13 Certified Intern in the Jefferson City Prosecutor’s Office, where he had the opportunity to try over 100 trials under the supervision of a licensed attorney. During law school Locke became an active volunteer with the Missouri Liberty Project, an organization formed to fight government overreach, defend the U.S. Constitution, and inform citizens about the need for limited government

Upon graduating law school Locke took a job in Joplin, Missouri, as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office. During his time in Jasper County, Locke handled his own criminal docket and was given the additional responsibility of serving as the lead prosecutor for the Jasper County Mental Health Court and Jasper County Veterans’ Court.

Locke returned home to take a position with Attorney General Hawley in the Public Safety Section of the Attorney General’s Office. In the Public Safety Section, Locke was a part of the Special Prosecutions Unit, the Sexually Violent Predator Unit, and the newly formed Public Corruption Unit. Locke also served as the lead resource on all Second Amendment inquiries addressed to the office. During his time at the Attorney General’s Office, Locke had the opportunity to serve as the special prosecuting attorney of nearly 20 counties across the State of Missouri on extremely difficult criminal cases and sexually violent predator commitments.

Locke is a Jefferson City native with a true passion for the prosecution of violent criminals. Now, Locke is ready to bring that energy and passion back to the office of Cole County Prosecutor to help keep his home community safe and free.