Court News

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...

Ozark County courthouse
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...

The body of Mountain View resident Brittany Gorman, 29, was found Saturday near a Mark Twain National Forest trailhead off CC Highway east of Dora. Gorman’s estranged husband, Dylan Hanger, has been charged with murdering the woman in Texas County, driving her body to Ozark County and dumping it in the national forest.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Vesa Phelan aided Texas County Sheriff’s Deputies and officers with the National Park Service (NPS) Investigative Unit in recovering human remains within the Mark Twain National Forest near Dora Saturday.  The remains, found near a remote...

Jason Laird
Jason Laird, 44, of Gainesville, appeared for his May 20 Law Day hearing by video chat from the Douglas County Jail, where he was moved after an escape attempt from the Ozark County Jail.   He accepted a plea agreement offered by the state on the six cases, totaling 15 charges, and was sentenced to...

Laird
For more than a month, Ozark County fugitive Jason Laird has evaded Ozark County Sheriff’s deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers who sought to arrest him for active warrants in nine Ozark County cases. Laird’s lucky streak came to an end Thursday, Feb. 20, after Taney County...
After more than an hour of testimony and about 45 minutes of deliberation last week, an Ozark County coroner’s inquest jury found reasonable cause to believe the Feb. 12 death of 26-year-old Robert Christian Chambers was justifiable homicide.The inquest was convened at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20,...

Laird
For more than a month, Ozark County fugitive Jason Laird has evaded Ozark County Sheriff’s deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers who sought to arrest him for active warrants in nine Ozark County cases. Laird’s lucky streak came to an end Thursday, Feb. 20, after Taney County officers...

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