Court News

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...

John Rowland. Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Three burglary cases were recently filed in Ozark County court. The targets of the break-ins,  ranging from a cabin and restaurant to a storage unit, include the theft of several thousand dollars’ worth of items.    Guns, bow and other equipment stolen from a Gainesville cabin John Rowland of...

Jeremiah Kowerduck. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
A Hardenville man who was arrested July 20 for allegedly burglarizing a Gainesville home and stealing items worth approximately $1,500, recently added possession of methamphetamine to his list of alleged offenses after Ozark County Sheriff’s Department employees found two bags of a white...

Charles Cole. Ozark County Jail photo.
Charles D. Cole, 62, of Theodosia, is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 28 before Associate Circuit Judge Cynthia MacPherson on a felony charge of knowingly burning, a class E felony. The charges stem from a July 9 incident in which Cole is alleged to have set fire to a neighbor’s property because he...

Stephen Shaw
A Gainesville man is being held on a $20,000 cash-only bond and is facing four felony charges for reportedly breaking into his neighbor’s house at 8 p.m. July 2, demanding all the man’s drugs, striking the neighbor in the head with a large stick and stealing several things from the home.  Stephen...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Friday, July 20, and Sunday, July 30. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action.   Cory B. Runion, Gainesville, forgery, OCSD. Daniel Eric Johnson, Gainesville,...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Report or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   July 21 6:49 p.m. – Reporting party said a boat trailer rolled off, hitting his vehicle, causing minor damage. Subject is giving reporting party all insurance info...

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Phone: (417) 679-4641
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