Court News

Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 25 criminal cases during the July 20 session of Ozark County Law Day. Updates in the cases are listed here.   Plea and sentencing Jessica G. Ross, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years in the Missouri...
Danny Batesel is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with an incident Sunday, July 24, in which he reportedly  defied a court ex-parte order that forbid him to be at a woman’s residence, went to the home, pointed a gun at the woman and said he was going to kill her.  He...
Charles David Cole, 66, of Theodosia, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with a July 21 instance in which he allegedly caused property damage at Dustin’s Body Shop and threatened a woman at Grisham’s Garage, both in Theodosia. His charges continued to pile up as he...
Charles J. Simpson is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with an alleged domestic assault incident on July 15.  According to the probable cause statement prepared by Ozark County Deputy Jeff Lane, the officer was dispatched to a residence on KK Highway in Pottersville at...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed five civil cases and 23 criminal cases during the July 6 session of Ozark County Law Day. Updates on the criminal cases are listed here:   Guilty plea, sentencing Newt A. Souder pleaded guilty to delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a county jail...
Officers from the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office went to a residence on Highway 101 north of Bakersfield June 16 with hopes of arresting one woman, Katherine Brotherton, on an active warrant issued due to her failure to report to her probation and parole officer. However, the visit was more...
A warrant with a $5,000 cash-only bond has been issued for James M. Ruark, 44, of Theodosia, in connection with a case in which he’s alleged to have brought methamphetamine into the Ozark County Jail when he was booked in on another case and used it, along with two other prisoners, to get high...
Court documents filed last week in connection with a murder case against 42-year-old Theoodsia resident Brian Dunaway give further details into the fatal June 13 early-morning shooting.  The probable cause statement, prepared by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Rhoades, explains that the deputy...
Summer Dawn Stephens, 37, of Dora, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $5,000 cash only bond. A bond reduction hearing was scheduled for Tuesday before Associate Circuit Judge Raymond Gross. Details of that hearing were not available at press time.  Stephens is charged with two counts of...
Sarah C. Adams, a 36-year-old Bakersfield woman, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond after a local grand jury indicted her on nine felonies relating to reportedly abusing, assaulting and endangering the welfare of a child in 2021.  Adams is charged with three class A felonies...

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