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Misty L. Watson
Last week an Ozark County jury took less than an hour to find Gainesville resident Misty L. Watson, 42, guilty of third-degree assault in connection with an Oct. 21, 2017, incident in which Watson was alleged to have injured Amanda Forrest by striking her in the head with a beer bottle at a...

Misty L. Watson
Last week an Ozark County jury took less than an hour to find Gainesville resident Misty L. Watson, 42, guilty of third-degree assault in connection with an Oct. 21, 2017, incident in which Watson was alleged to have injured Amanda Forrest by striking her in the head with a beer bottle at a...

Rudd
Rebecca Ruud’s trial reset for Jan. 27, 2020 Theodosia resident Rebecca Ruud, charged with murdering her 16-year-old biological daughter Savannah Leckie and disposing of her corpse in 2017, appeared for a motion hearing before Judge Calvin Ray Holden May 24 in a Greene County courtroom in...

Ruud
Rebecca Ruud’s trial reset for Jan. 27, 2020 Theodosia resident Rebecca Ruud, charged with murdering her 16-year-old biological daughter Savannah Leckie and disposing of her corpse in 2017, appeared for a motion hearing before Judge Calvin Ray Holden May 24 in a Greene County courtroom in...

Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 22, of Carrolton, Mississippi, was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on supervised probation for a term of five years before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the April 3 session of Ozark County Law Day.  The sentence came after Metz pleaded guilty to two counts of...

Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 22, of Carrolton, Mississippi, was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on supervised probation for a term of five years before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the April 3 session of Ozark County Law Day.  The sentence came after Metz pleaded guilty to two counts of...

Taber
Matthew C. Taber, 47, of Gainesville, was sentenced on Monday to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $10,000 in victim restitution by Associate Judge Elizabeth Bock in connection with the serious assault of Edward “Dean” Dossett in November 2013. Taber will be required to serve at least 85...

Timothy Strain, Photo courtesy of Baxter County Sheriff's Department
Former Ozark County resident Timothy Strain, 35, now living in Lakeview, Arkansas, was arraigned Jan. 24 before Circuit Judge Gordon Webb in Baxter County, Arkansas, court on charges of criminal mischief and breaking and entering. The charges are in connection to an incident in which Strain...

Timothy Strain, Photo courtesy of Baxter County Sheriff's Department
Former Ozark County resident Timothy Strain, 35, now living in Lakeview, Arkansas, was arraigned Jan. 24 before Circuit Judge Gordon Webb in Baxter County, Arkansas, court on charges of criminal mischief and breaking and entering. The charges are in connection to an incident in which Strain...

Brandon Guidry
Thornfield resident Brandon Guidry, 35, pleaded guilty Jan. 9 before Circuit Judge Craig Carter to abuse of a child and possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to three years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The sentence was ordered to run concurrently with another case Guidry is...

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