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Davidson
Human remains found by an Ava-area farmer Jan. 13 could be those of Rex Davidson, an Ozark County resident who disappeared Oct. 31, 2018. At this point, officers say foul play has not been ruled out. Identification of the remains, which are said to have been badly deteriorated when they were found...

Ruud
The scheduled Jan. 27 murder trial for Theodosia-area resident Rebecca Ruud will likely be rescheduled, due to an unexpected complication – the disappearance of the son of  Circuit Judge Calvin Holden, who is assigned to the case.  The expected cancellation and resetting of Ruud’s trial will be the...

Davidson
  Human remains found by an Ava-area farmer Jan. 13 could be those of Rex Davidson, an Ozark County resident who disappeared Oct. 31, 2018. At this point, officers say foul play has not been ruled out. Identification of the remains, which are said to have been badly deteriorated when they were...

Ruud
  The scheduled Jan. 27 murder trial for Theodosia-area resident Rebecca Ruud will likely be rescheduled, due to an unexpected complication – the disappearance of the son of  Circuit Judge Calvin Holden, who is assigned to the case.  The expected cancellation and resetting of Ruud’s trial will be...

Zack Burris
A 21-year-old Gainesville man who struck his pregnant girlfriend in the face with a coffee mug, fracturing her nose and causing a gash that required 13 stitches, will spend the next four months in a drug treatment program within the Missouri Department of Corrections.  Zack Burris, who had pleaded...

Sprague
Gainesville resident Timothy K. Sprague, 30, is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $15,000 cash-only bond, in connection with a Dec. 23, 2019, incident in which he is alleged to have held a woman against her will, threatened her and punched her in the face.  When officers responded...

Sprague
  Gainesville resident Timothy K. Sprague, 30, is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $15,000 cash-only bond, in connection with a Dec. 23, 2019, incident in which he is alleged to have held a woman against her will, threatened her and punched her in the face.  When officers...

Robert Morris
Robert Morris, 54, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with a Dec. 19 incident in which he allegedly attempted to “run a man off” by hitting him in the face with a gun and discharging a shotgun at the man’s vehicle. The vehicle’s back glass was reportedly shot out...

Barnett
Matthew Barnett, 32, of Gainesville, is scheduled to be arraigned before Circuit Judge Craig Carter Jan. 14, 2020, on a class D felony charge of third-degree assault and a class B-misdemeanor charge of second-degree property damage.  The case stems from a Sept. 14 incident in which Barnett is...

Robert Morris
Robert Morris, 54, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with a Dec. 19 incident in which he allegedly attempted to “run a man off” by hitting him in the face with a gun and discharging a shotgun at the man’s vehicle. The vehicle’s back glass was reportedly shot out,...

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