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Holly Lucas
Holly Lucas, of Mansfield, pleaded guilty to amended charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree murder before 30th Circuit Judge Michael O. Hendrickson during a plea hearing Halloween day in Christian County. The charge is in connection with the April 2018 murder of 73-year-old Lawrence C....

This photo of the Latham property on County Road 803A in Gainesville was taken in April 2016, shortly after charges of arson and property damage were filed against Johnathan Latham in connection with allegations that he bulldozed down and burned a manufactured home and set fire to a tractor on the property. An Ozark County jury found Latham guilty of property damage in connection with the burned tractor. Associate Judge Lynette Veenstra dismissed the count concerning the manufactured home. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
It took only 18 minutes for an Ozark County jury to unanimously find Gainesville resident Johnathan Latham, 48, guilty of first-degree property damage after hearing the evidence in an Oct. 24 trial with Wright County Associate Judge Lynette Veenstra presiding. The case was filed in connection with...

This photo of the Latham property on County Road 803A in Gainesville was taken in April 2016, shortly after charges of arson and property damage were filed against Johnathan Latham in connection with allegations that he bulldozed down and burned a manufactured home and set fire to a tractor on the property. An Ozark County jury found Latham guilty of property damage in connection with the burned tractor. Associate Judge Lynette Veenstra dismissed the count concerning the manufactured home. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
It took only 18 minutes for an Ozark County jury to unanimously find Gainesville resident Johnathan Latham, 48, guilty of first-degree property damage after hearing the evidence in an Oct. 24 trial with Wright County Associate Judge Lynette Veenstra presiding. The case was filed in connection with...

Mohr
Gainesville resident Bryan Mohr, 34, pleaded guilty to the class D felony of second-degree statutory rape before Circuit Judge Craig Carter Oct. 16 and was sentenced to two years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The range of punishment for a class D felony in Missouri is up to four years...

Mohr
Gainesville resident Bryan Mohr, 34, pleaded guilty to the class D felony of second-degree statutory rape before Circuit Judge Craig Carter Oct. 16 and was sentenced to two years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The range of punishment for a class D felony in Missouri is up to four years...

John William Bass
An Ozark County man accused of trafficking large amounts of crystal methamphetamine was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the Oct. 9 session of Ozark County Law Day. John William Bass, 52, of Caulfield, pleaded guilty to trafficking a controlled substance in...

John William Bass
An Ozark County man accused of trafficking large amounts of crystal methamphetamine was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the Oct. 9 session of Ozark County Law Day. John William Bass, 52, of Caulfield, pleaded guilty to trafficking a controlled substance in...

Lilly
Case update: Lilly and Greer were arraigned before Associate Judge Raymond Gross Oct. 9. Greer was released on supervised bond, and Lilly is scheduled to be released on supervised bond upon the installation of a GPS monitor.  ***** Adam D. Lilly, 30, of Winona, and Andrea J. Greer, 18, of West...

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
Case update: Lilly and Greer appeared before Associate Judge Raymond Gross Oct. 9. Greer was released on supervised bond, and Gross ordered Lilly's release on supervised bond after a GPS monitor is installed. Greer is scheduled to return to court Oct. 29, and Lilly is scheduled to return to court...

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