Court News

  A warrant without bond has been issued for Bakersfield resident Allen Luebbert in connection with a case filed last week in which he is charged with domestic assault and abuse of a child. According to the probable cause statement prepared by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Ator, Luebbert...
Colt Ryan York, 27, of Ava, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident with property damage exceeding $1,000 pursuant to a plea agreement with the state during the Dec. 22 Ozark County Law Day.  He was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on probation for 5 years. The...
Gainesville resident Jerry Studdard was sentenced to a collective 15 years in prison during a sentencing hearing held Dec. 22 before Circuit Judge Craig Carter. Studdard’s attorney Stuart Paul Huffman of Springfield filed a notice of appeal Monday to the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District...
Clever resident Hailie J. Spears, born in 1997,  pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was given a suspended imposition of sentence before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the Dec. 8 session of Ozark County Law Day. She was placed on supervised probation for a term of 5 years...
Gainesville resident Corey Pool pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic assault before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the Dec. 8 session of Ozark County Law Day. He was given a suspended sentence and placed on supervised probation for a term of 4 years. Online records indicate the victim in the...
Jesse Osterkamp pleaded guilty to stealing ($750 or more) as part of a plea agreement before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the Dec. 8 session of Ozark County Law Day. He was sentenced to four years in prison. The sentence is to run concurrently, or at the same time, as any other criminal cases...

Orval Don Merriman. Ozark County Jail mug shot.
A Theodosia man with a lengthy criminal history that includes two previous convictions of aggravated stalking is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with a newly filed Ozark County case in which he’s alleged to have stalked and threatened a woman while in possession of a...

Gregory McGee pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to driving while intoxicated, causing serious physical injury to another person, in this two-vehicle crash that occurred June 30, 2020, on Highway 5 south.
Gainesville resident Gregory Ralph McGee appeared before Ozark County Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the Sept. 8 session of Ozark County Law Day and pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated causing serious physical injury to another person, a class D felony.  Carter gave McGee a suspended...
During the Sept. 8 Ozark County Law Day, Gainesville resident James William Bliss, 24, was sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections in connection with the June 9 burglary of Shane and Kris Ledbetter’s home on County Road 806, about a half mile west of the Ozark County...
Editor’s note: The following terminology may help readers understand Law Day listings:  A suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) means that a defendant has not had a prison sentence imposed at sentencing. Instead, the immediate punishment is supervised probation. If he or she successfully completes...

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