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Danny Joe Williams
Danny Joe Williams, 59, of Tecumseh, on June 7 entered a guilty plea to the class B felony of first degree child molestation. The case, originally filed in Ozark County, was moved to Wright County in 2017 in response to Williams’ motion for a change of venue, which was accepted by Circuit Judge...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Tuesday, June 5, and Monday, June 18. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Matthew F. Hannaford, Brixey, statutory rape, and two counts of statutory sodomy...

Danny Joe Williams
Danny Joe Williams, 59, of Tecumseh, on June 7 entered a guilty plea to the class B felony of first degree child molestation. The case, originally filed in Ozark County, was moved to Wright County in 2017 in response to Williams’ motion for a change of venue, which was accepted by Circuit Judge...

This photo of Savannah Leckie was posted recently on Facebook by her aunt, Lisa Orn, to commemorate the girl’s 17th birthday on June 3. The girl’s biological mother, Rebecca Ruud, and Ruud’s husband, Robert Peat, face murder charges in connection to Savannah’s disappearance last year.
If she hadn’t died, Savannah Leckie would have turned 17 ten days ago, on June 3. Instead, on one of the days following her birthday, Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and his deputies were back at the Theodosia-area farm where Savannah had lived for a few months with her biological mother until she...

This photo of Savannah Leckie was posted recently on Facebook by her aunt, Lisa Orn, to commemorate the girl’s 17th birthday on June 3. The girl’s biological mother, Rebecca Ruud, and Ruud’s husband, Robert Peat, face murder charges in connection to Savannah’s disappearance last year.
If she hadn’t died, Savannah Leckie would have turned 17 ten days ago, on June 3. Instead, on one of the days following her birthday, Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and his deputies were back at the Theodosia-area farm where Savannah had lived for a few months with her biological mother until she...

Woodward
Dakota Woodward, 18, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond in connection with a Memorial Day high-speed chase with Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper J. Prater. Woodward is charged with possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest by fleeing,...

Harrison
Brent Harrison, 48, of Isabella, is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond in connection with an incident in which Harrison allegedly fired a gun into a vehicle with a woman and two children inside. Harrison faces felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon and...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 13 civil cases and 39 criminal cases during the May 9 session of the Ozark County Law Day. The criminal cases are listed below. Cases to reach dispositionEstevon S. Dockins pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and was sentenced to five...

Harrison
Brent Harrison, 48, of Isabella, is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond in connection with an incident in which Harrison allegedly fired a gun into a vehicle with a woman and two children inside. Harrison faces felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon and...

Brown
Barry Scott Brown, 54, of Caulfield, who in April allegedly held his wife at gunpoint with a shotgun and held her 9-year-old son at gunpoint with an “Uzi-type firearm,” has been found incompetent to stand trial and was recently committed by the court to the custody of the Missouri Department of...

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