Court News

Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed confirmed Monday that a threat was made by a juvenile at Gaines-ville High School last week, adding that “the juvenile authorities have taken it over.” Reed was unable to provide any other details because the student is younger than 17. The call from the school is...

Skyler Ledbetter. Ozark County Jail photo.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Dora High School student Tuesday, Sept. 25, after the student allegedly made a threat through a private Facebook message, sharing a plan to drive a truck through the school wall into the cafeteria, detonate explosives inside the room and “kill...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Sept. 17 1:36 a.m. – OCSD officer assisted Missouri State Highway Patrol at Highways 160 and 5. Assistance rendered. 5:36 a.m. – Stranded motorist on Highway...
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...

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