Court News

A warrant with a $5,000 cash-only bond has been issued for James M. Ruark, 44, of Theodosia, in connection with a case in which he’s alleged to have brought methamphetamine into the Ozark County Jail when he was booked in on another case and used it, along with two other prisoners, to get high...
Court documents filed last week in connection with a murder case against 42-year-old Theoodsia resident Brian Dunaway give further details into the fatal June 13 early-morning shooting.  The probable cause statement, prepared by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Rhoades, explains that the deputy...
Summer Dawn Stephens, 37, of Dora, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $5,000 cash only bond. A bond reduction hearing was scheduled for Tuesday before Associate Circuit Judge Raymond Gross. Details of that hearing were not available at press time.  Stephens is charged with two counts of...
Sarah C. Adams, a 36-year-old Bakersfield woman, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond after a local grand jury indicted her on nine felonies relating to reportedly abusing, assaulting and endangering the welfare of a child in 2021.  Adams is charged with three class A felonies...
Former Ozark County resident Tracy Todd Presson, who is currently serving a 70-year federal prison sentence in connection with the production of child pornography, still owes divorce attorney Michael Horn $34,789, according to a judgement filed in Ozark County court last week.  The document titled...

Brian Dunaway. Ozark County Jail mug shot.
Court documents filed Tuesday in connection with a murder case filed against 42-year-old Theoodsia resident Brian Dunaway give further details into the fatal June 13 early-morning shooting.  The probable cause statement, prepared by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Rhoades, explains that the...
Jeremiah Kowerduck, 34, of Springfield, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond after an Ozark County grand jury indicted him on charges of statutory sodomy and first-degree child molestation of a child younger than 12 on May 18. He was arrested in Springfield without incident on May 25...
Matthew Olsen is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $1,000 cash-only bond in a case in which he was indicted by an Ozark County grand jury of burglary and stealing (valued less than $150 and no prior stealing offense) in connection with a May 1 incident at Bullseye.  According to the probable...
Theodosia resident Brandon Cowan, 37, posted a $3,000 cash bond and was released from the Ozark County Jail on May 26 in a case in which he’s charged with three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a dangerous felon.  According to the probable cause statement filed by Ozark County Sheriff’...
Gainesville resident Tesia C. White, 25, has been charged with four counts of felony animal cruelty in Volusia County, Florida, in connection with the death of her four dogs.  According to the New Smyrna Beach Police Department, White “left the four dogs in her vehicle, which she reportedly left...

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