Court News

Andrew “Brandt” Clay. Photo courtesy of the Ozark County Jail.
Andrew “Brandt” Clay, a 19-year-old Gainesville man, was arraigned Tuesday on a class B felony charge of shooting a firearm at another person in connection with a Oct. 21 incident in which Clay reportedly pulled his truck up behind the truck of another man he knew, grabbed a shotgun and discharged...
Rebecca Ruud’s murder trial has been moved to Taney County on a change of venue motion, and Judge Tony W. Williams has been assigned to the case. According to online court records, Ruud is scheduled to appear Friday, Oct. 27, before Williams in Taney County court. She  is now incarcerated in the...

Sheriff's report
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Oct. 8 12:25 a.m. – Caller believes someone is trying to steal his cattle. He heard people near his property line on Z Highway then they took off when he went outside...

Ozark County Courthouse
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of five civil cases and 32 criminal cases at the Oct. 4 Ozark County Law Day. The criminal cases are listed below.    Active warrants Michael Linn Cox, charged with domestic assault, burglary and rape, did not appear and has an active warrant.  Catlin...

Misty Gant
Misty (Pendergrass) Gant, 38, of Gainesville, pleaded guilty Oct. 4 before Circuit Judge Craig Carter to assault of a law enforcement officer and driving while intoxicated in connection with allegations that while driving drunk on Feb. 23, 2016, Gant dragged Ozark County Deputy Tiffany (Neill) Fox...


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