Court News

Seven additional people have been charged with theft in connection with allegations that they stole merchandise from Theodosia’s Dollar General store with the aid of former Dollar General employee Kenneth Smith. In addition to the defendants identified here, other suspects are expected to be...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County court between Tuesday, May 22 and Monday, May 28. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Julius Anthony Caldwell, Bell Buckle, Texas, exceeded posted speed limit by 11 to...
Seven additional people have been charged with theft in connection with allegations that they stole merchandise from Theodosia’s Dollar General store with the aid of former Dollar General employee Kenneth Smith. In addition to the defendants identified here, other suspects are expected to be...

Spellman Robertson
Ozark County residents soon may be seeing a new face behind the defense table in the courtroom. Spellman Robertson is now the assistant public defender assigned to Ozark County. Robertson, who lives in Ava and works out of the Ava branch of the Missouri Public Defenders office, officially began his...

Ruud
Husband and wife Robert Peat Jr. and Rebecca Ruud, who are each charged with murdering Ruud's 16-year-old biological daughter Savannah Leckie in 2017 and disposing of her corpse, appeared in Greene County court May 17 for a pre-trial conference. The state was represented by Ozark County Prosecuting...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County court between Tuesday, April 10, and Monday, May 14. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Johnathan D. Snelson, Theodosia, stealing - value less than $150 and no prior...

Rebecca Ruud
Husband and wife Robert Peat Jr. and Rebecca Ruud, who are each charged with murdering Ruud's 16-year-old biological daughter Savannah Leckie in 2017 and disposing of her corpse, appeared in Greene County court May 17 for a pre-trial conference. The state was represented by Ozark County Prosecuting...

Danny Williams
Udall resident Danny Williams, 57, was scheduled to face a Wright County jury Tuesday in an Ozark County case in which he is charged with statutory sodomy of a child. However, during a May 17 pre-trial conference, the jury trial was rescheduled to June 27-28 at Hartville at the request of defense...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. May 7 10:25 a.m. – Caller shared information. Handled by officer. 10:40 a.m. – Two-vehicle accident on Highway 160 in front of Dollar General. No injuries....
Josiah Wheat of Vanzant is now in the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health after he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial in connection with a 2017 case in which he is accused of beating several puppies to death with a baseball bat and posting a video of the incident to...

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