Court News


Savannah Leckie
It’s been over two years since Ozark County Sheriff’s deputies found the burned remains of 16-year-old autistic teen Savannah Leckie in a burn pile on her biological mother’s Theodosia-area property, and many residents wonder when justice will be served for the individual or individuals responsible...

Lilly
Adam D. Lilly, 30, of Winona, and Andrea J. Greer, 18, of West Plains, are being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with the alleged burglary last week of the Tecumseh-area home of D.E. and Tiffany Pleasant. Lilly is charged with first-degree burglary, stealing a firearm and...

Savannah Leckie
It’s been over two years since Ozark County Sheriff’s deputies found the burned remains of 16-year-old autistic teen Savannah Leckie in a burn pile on her biological mother’s Theodosia-area property, and many residents wonder when justice will be served for the individual or individuals responsible...

Misty L. Watson
Last week an Ozark County jury took less than an hour to find Gainesville resident Misty L. Watson, 42, guilty of third-degree assault in connection with an Oct. 21, 2017, incident in which Watson was alleged to have injured Amanda Forrest by striking her in the head with a beer bottle at a...

Misty L. Watson
Last week an Ozark County jury took less than an hour to find Gainesville resident Misty L. Watson, 42, guilty of third-degree assault in connection with an Oct. 21, 2017, incident in which Watson was alleged to have injured Amanda Forrest by striking her in the head with a beer bottle at a...

Rudd
Rebecca Ruud’s trial reset for Jan. 27, 2020 Theodosia resident Rebecca Ruud, charged with murdering her 16-year-old biological daughter Savannah Leckie and disposing of her corpse in 2017, appeared for a motion hearing before Judge Calvin Ray Holden May 24 in a Greene County courtroom in...

Ruud
Rebecca Ruud’s trial reset for Jan. 27, 2020 Theodosia resident Rebecca Ruud, charged with murdering her 16-year-old biological daughter Savannah Leckie and disposing of her corpse in 2017, appeared for a motion hearing before Judge Calvin Ray Holden May 24 in a Greene County courtroom in...

Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 22, of Carrolton, Mississippi, was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on supervised probation for a term of five years before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the April 3 session of Ozark County Law Day.  The sentence came after Metz pleaded guilty to two counts of...

Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 22, of Carrolton, Mississippi, was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on supervised probation for a term of five years before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the April 3 session of Ozark County Law Day.  The sentence came after Metz pleaded guilty to two counts of...

Taber
Matthew C. Taber, 47, of Gainesville, was sentenced on Monday to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $10,000 in victim restitution by Associate Judge Elizabeth Bock in connection with the serious assault of Edward “Dean” Dossett in November 2013. Taber will be required to serve at least 85...

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