Court News


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...

Angaline Ryan
Angaline Ryan, 60, of West Plains was recently found guilty by a Texas County jury of armed criminal action and first-degree assault in connection with the April 13, 2015, ambush-style shooting of her ex-daughter-in-law, Tammy Hathcock. According to the West Plains Daily Quill, the jury in the case...
Barry Scott Brown, 54, of Caulfield is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond after allegedly holding his wife at gunpoint with a shotgun and holding her 9-year-old son at gunpoint with an "Uzi-type firearm." Brown also reportedly discharged the shotgun once...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter ruled on 45 cases during the March 7 Law Day. The criminal cases are summarized here. Cases that reached dispositionCorbin Anderson pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was given a five-year suspended imposition of sentence pursuant to a plea...

Derek Beaver. Ozark County Jail photo.
UPDATE 3/01/18: Online court records show that Derek Beaver was released from custody Tuesday on a supervised bond after appearing in court with defense attorney C. Lee Pipkins.     After spending the weekend in the Ozark County Jail with a $100,000 cash-only bond, a Bakersfield High School senior...

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