Court News

To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department of other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Dec. 4 10:13 a.m. – Well-being/ security check requested on a 70-year-old male who has not returned the reporting party’s calls. Ozark County Sheriff’s...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 32 criminal cases and 14 civil cases during the Dec. 6 session of Ozark County Law Day. The criminal cases are listed below.  Cases that reached disposition Misty L. Gant, who on Oct. 4 pleaded guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer and...

Joshua Long. Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Joshua Long, 37, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond on charges of burglary and possession of methamphetamine in connection with a Nov. 26 break-in at a Mammoth-area apartment where he allegedly attempted to leave the scene dressed as a...

West Plains Propane office manager Chrystal Meek said whoever burglarized the facility Tuesday, Dec. 5, caused substantial damage, including this broken glass door, but only got away with two checks made out to West Plains Propane. Photo courtesy Chrystal Meek.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed warns local residents that burglaries and thefts are on the rise, a trend that typically can be seen nationwide from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. “Please be aware of your surroundings, and lock your vehicles,” Reed posted on his Facebook page. “If you see...

Circuit Judge Craig Carter
In a recent ceremony honoring exemplary service to the people of Missouri, Missouri Chief Justice Zel M. Fischer recognized Ozark County Circuit Judge Craig Carter for his participation in the judicial transfer and partnership programs. The ceremony was held during the annual meeting of the...

Angaline Ryan
Angaline Ryan, 60, of West Plains was scheduled to face a Texas County jury Dec. 11-15; however, Ryan’s trial was canceled after a motion for continuance was filed by Howell County Prosecutor Michael P. Hutchings on Nov. 28. The case is now scheduled for a hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. It’s...
Angaline Ryan, 60, of West Plains was scheduled to face a Texas County jury Dec. 11-15; however, Ryan’s trial was canceled after a motion for continuance was filed by Howell County Prosecutor Michael P. Hutchings on Nov. 28. The case is now scheduled for a hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. It’s...

Geneva Liveley
A Dora woman got four years of probation and surrendered her nursing license as part of a plea agreement announced Thursday in Baxter County (Arkansas) Circuit Court. Geneva Liveley was found guilty of possession of hydrocodone, possession of drug paraphernalia and DWI. The 33-year-old Liveley will...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Nov. 27 10:10 – Medical: 60-year-old male cancer and diabetes patient thinks he has broken his foot and it’s now infected. Asking to go to Ozarks Medical Center...
A preliminary hearing for Kevin Robinson, 28, of Gainesville, was held Nov. 28 before Associate Judge Cynthia MacPherson in connection with an incident in which Robinson was alleged to have stabbed  24-year-old Robert Chambers in Gainesville’s Town & Country Supermarket parking lot Oct. 21. At...

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