Court News


Anthony Scott Collins. Photo courtesy Howell County Jail.
Reprinted with permission from the West Plains Daily Quill   A Gainesville man is charged with several felonies including bribery of a public servant after he reportedly offered a police officer drugs in exchange for letting him go during an arrest after an alleged assault. Anthony Scott Collins,...

Tracy Todd Presson. Ozark County Jail photo.
Tracy Todd Presson, 53, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a total of $300,000 in cash only bonds, after Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant filed two seperate cases in which Presson is charged with 10 felony counts including statutory rape, statutory sodomy,...

Robin Greathouse. Missouri Department of Corrections photo.
Robin Greathouse, 57, sentenced to life in prison without the option of parole nearly 40 years ago in an Ozark County jury trial in connection with the violent murder of his uncle, Clayton Loy Dawson, came before the court again on Oct. 3 and was resentenced by Ozark County Circuit Judge Craig...
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed confirmed Monday that a threat was made by a juvenile at Gaines-ville High School last week, adding that “the juvenile authorities have taken it over.” Reed was unable to provide any other details because the student is younger than 17. The call from the school is...

Skyler Ledbetter. Ozark County Jail photo.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Dora High School student Tuesday, Sept. 25, after the student allegedly made a threat through a private Facebook message, sharing a plan to drive a truck through the school wall into the cafeteria, detonate explosives inside the room and “kill...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Sept. 17 1:36 a.m. – OCSD officer assisted Missouri State Highway Patrol at Highways 160 and 5. Assistance rendered. 5:36 a.m. – Stranded motorist on Highway...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Sept. 10 11:02 a.m. – Someone disarmed the alarm on the foyer doors at First Christian Church but would not say anything. Keyholder wants an officer to...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Sept. 3 (Continued from last week’s Times.) 10:57 a.m. – Caller on County Road 511 said a freezer and refrigerator in another house had been turned over and...

Darrell Gunter. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
Ava resident Darrell W. Gunter, 47, is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond after he allegedly climbed a tree, entered a woman’s house without her knowledge and waited with her firearm for her to enter the room.  Gunter, charged with first-degree burglary,...

Ronald Eveland. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
Officers with the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigate a wide variety of situations, but last week a pair of bizarre incidents left officers scratching their heads.    Boating bandit The first incident, which occurred  around 6:16 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4...

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