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The state has discontinued the prosecution of statutory rape and statutory sodomy charges against Gainesville resident Bryan Mohr after the state was unable to produce a witness to testify. The Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney’s office confirmed to the Times that a nolle prosequi, a discretionary...

Rebecca Ruud
The court has ruled that Ozark County resident Rebecca Ruud will remain in custody, and a bond will not be set in her case. The determination was made Oct. 16 by 31st Judicial Circuit Judge Calvin Holden in response to a motion filed by Ruud’s attorney, Lauren Kate Welborn, asking the court to set...

Joshua Sandlin, shown in a 2016 booking photo from the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office.
Joshua F. Sandlin, 29, is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 23 for a criminal setting in connection with an Oct. 8 incident in which the Gainesville man allegedly physically assaulted a woman, tossed a gun to his 3-year-old and 6-year-old children and told them to “shoot daddy,” and finally,...

Tracy Todd Presson. Ozark County Jail photo.
Tracy Todd Presson, 53, of Gainesville, is asking the court to order a gag order against Sheriff Darrin Reed and any members of his law enforcement staff in connection with a criminal case that charges Presson with 10 felony counts including statutory rape, statutory sodomy, possession of more than...

Danny Joe Williams. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
Danny Joe Williams, 59, of Udall was sentenced on Oct. 4 to 12 years in the Missouri Depart-ment of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to first-degree child molestation, a class B felony, in Wright County Court before Circuit Judge Craig Carter. The case was transferred from Ozark County in...
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed said Monday that an initial call from an Ocie-area resident reporting his truck and trailer missing on Oct. 6 quickly took an exciting turn that ended with the officers engaging in a high-speed chase and also recovering another vehicle allegedly stolen by the...

Christopher Mattson. Photo courtesy Baxter County, Arkansas, Jail.
Christopher Mattson, 45, of Thornfield, is being held in the Baxter County, Arkansas, Jail on a $15,000 bond after he reportedly attempted to burglarize the Old School House Antique Mall in Midway, Arkansas. He is charged with felony-level commercial burglary and a misdemeanor charge of assault. ...

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...

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