Court News

Pettis County has filed charges against former Gainesville resident Jason Laird in connection with his escape last month from a work-release detail with the Missouri Department of Corrections.  Charges of second-degree burglary, tampering with a motor vehicle and stealing $750 or more were filed...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of seven civil cases and 19 criminal cases during the July 7 session of Ozark County Law Day. Updates in the criminal cases listed on the docket are provided below.    Failed to appear for hearing, asked to ‘show cause’ next time Albert Lee Stanford, who...
Willow Springs resident Nikolay Plyushchev is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond after Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant filed a felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon against him. Plyushchev was arrested and arraigned on May 21. He is scheduled to reappear in court...

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Joshua Dale Hergesheimer of West Plains is scheduled to appear for an initial court appearance before Associate Judge Raymond Gross at 9 a.m. June 29 in connection with a case in which he’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Although the incident in question is in reference to a crash late...
A warrant without bond has been issued for Michael Shane Merriman, of Theodosia, in connection with a newly filed case in which he’s charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of weapon (exhibiting).  According to the probable cause statement prepared by Ozark County Deputy...
Gainesville resident Darrell Logan Sr. was given a suspended execution of sentence, placed on unsupervised probation for two years, ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine, along with court costs, in connection with an August 2020 incident in which Logan is alleged to...
During an April 20 hearing at the Douglas County Courthouse, Jordan Haden of Mountain Home, Arkansas, was sentenced by Associate Judge Elizabeth Bock to the maximum possible sentences, a total of 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, for his conviction in a case in which he hit a...
Patricia L. Hobbs, a Jordan, Arkansas, woman who was charged last year with driving while intoxicated causing the death of another person, was arrested last week in Gainesville by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper C. A. Hogue. Hobbs was arrested on the active warrant involving the DWI case, and...
Wasola resident Newt Souder pleaded guilty on March 17 to the class D felony of tampering with a motor vehicle. The plea before Circuit Judge Craig Carter in Douglas County Court was made in connection with an incident in which Souder reportedly stole an Ozark County pickup truck last year. He was...

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Editor’s note: The court system recently entered its second phase of a three-phase reopening process following restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.courts.mo.gov/pandemic to learn more about the reopening process.    Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 27 criminal...

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