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Man pleads not guilty in stabbing

A Van Buren man accused of stabbing another man multiple times pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Quan David Phung, 34, is charged with first-degree battery.

Attorney Marvin Honeycutt entered the plea for Phung and wavied formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.

Phung is accused of stabbing 37-year-old Richard Koshier on Christmas Eve outside a residence in the 2200 block of Pebbles Circle, after the two men had an altercation inside and the owner of the residence ordered both men out, according to a Van Buren police report.

Yalanda Taylor, the homeowner, told police after she ordered the men out, Koshier returned, holding his stomach, covered with blood and collapsed on her couch. Phung also returned claiming he didn’t stab Koshier, telling Taylor that Koshier fell on something, according to the report. Phung then left.

Phung was arrested Dec. 26 in Fort Smith, and as a Van Buren police officer was transporting him to the Crawford County Detention Center, he claimed he stabbed Koshier in self defense, according to the report. Koshier was stabbed twice in the chest and once in the abdomen.

Phung is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:

• Billy Aaron Woods, 43, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and habitual offender. Woods was arrested Dec. 1 following a traffic stop by Van Buren police. He also pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, alleging he choked his daughter Dec. 21.

• Frank Everett Johnson, 51, of Spring, Texas, pleaded not guilty to theft by deception. Johnson is accused of charging $1,383 in fuel with a USA Truck credit card Dec. 22-29 which he resold.

• Kenneth Lee Greene, 50, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering and theft of property. Greene allegedly stole a drill press from a business in the 6100 block of Industrial Park Road in August which he pawned.

• Aaron Buryl Dunlap, 34, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, cruelty to animals, two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and habitual offender. Dunlap is accused of shooting a dog Dec. 30.

• Roy Jacob Justus, 26, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering, theft of property and habitual offender. Justus allegedly stole a wallet from a vehicle Dec. 30.

• Theodore Shawn Johnston, 44, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to violation of a protection order. Johnston is accused of taking the license tag from a woman’s vehicle after the woman received an order of protection.

• Mark Anthony Hyatt, 44, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering, theft of property and habitual offender. Hyatt allegedly took a weed eater and blower from a pickup truck parked at Walmart.

• Carl Eugene Bowen, 40, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to residential burglary, theft of property - credit/debit card and theft of property. Bowen allegedly broke into a residence to steal a credit card which he later used.

• Gary Patrick Scott Jr., 36, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering and habitual offender. Scott is accused of breaking into a vehicle in July.

• Ellis Lee Brisher, 28, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot and driving while license suspended or revoked. Brisher allegedly fled from a Van Buren police officer who was attempting to make a traffic stop Dec. 29.

• Jessie James Frantzen, 25, of Alma pleaded not guilty to criminal use of a prohibited weapon. Frantzen was arrested Dec. 29 for allegedly shooting from a government ditch bridge.

• Lucas Gene Monroe, 25, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and felon in possession of a firearm. Monroe was arrested Dec. 29 following a traffic stop by Van Buren police.

• Kevin Lee Ryan, 30, of Lamar, Mo., pleaded not guilty to simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of oxycodone, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Ryan was arrested Dec. 16 by a Mulberry police officer following a traffic stop for no tag light.

• Zachary Christian Bramucci, 21, of Ozark pleaded not guilty to theft of property. Bramucci allegedly used a Steele Creek Smokehouse credit card to steal more than $4,000.

• James Anthony Ramsey, 20, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft by receiving and theft of property. Ramsey stole a heating and air-conditioning unit from a resident in the 400 block of Hudson Street which he later sold for scrap.

• Cory Michael Schafer, 27, of Redden, Calif., pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Schafer was arrested Dec. 19 following a traffic stop by an Arkansas State Police trooper.

• Jose Quadalupe Chacon, 24, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot and driving while license suspended for revoke. He was arrested Dec. 11 by a Van Buren police officer following an attempted traffic stop.

• Gregory Brandon Snyder, 33, of Van Buren and Rebecca May Hopewell, 35, both of Van Buren, pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of theft of property. Snyder and Hopewell were arrested in connection with 10 suspected shoplifting incidents at Walmart from Nov. 22 to Dec. 15.

• Britt Nicole Wilson, 38, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to six counts of residential burglary and six counts of theft of property. Wilson is accused of stealing appliances from homes under construction.

• Jonathan Brian Patterson, 28, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to second-degree sexual assault. Patterson is accused of grabbing a 13-year-old girl on the buttocks Dec. 20 at Walmart.

• Bobby Ray Robison, 24, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failing to register as a sex offender. Robison allegedly was living with his father in Van Buren without notifying police.

• Michael Richard Williams, 37, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession of oxycodone and resisting arrest. Williams was arrested Dec. 13 following a traffic stop by a Van Buren police officer.

• Lawton Shawn Villines, 35, of Alma pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault. Willines is accused of pointing a gun at his ex-wife’s boyfriend on Dec. 20.

• Ryan Major VanMatre, 25, of Alma pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver. VanMatre was arrested Dec. 20 at an Arkansas State Police sobriety check-point.

• Timothy Gene Jeffcoat, 31, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree forgery. Jeffcoat allegedly cashed stolen checks. He also pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Nov. 15 status hearing on a charge of theft of property.

• Meredith Ann Henderson, 24, of Russellville pleaded not guilty to theft of property in connection with a Oct. 20 shoplifting incident at Walmart. Henderson also pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Nov. 27 arraignment on the charge.

• Laura Wallis, 36, of Springdale pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Dec. 13 plea or trial request on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender.

• Jeffery Caldwell Russell, 50, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Dec. 13 plea or trial request on charge of residential burglary.

• Amber Renee King, 24, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Nov. 15 status hearing on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery and possession of methamphetamine.

• Chloe Stevens, 27, of Booneville pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Nov. 12 mandatory on charges of theft of property and residential burglary.

• Charles Jason Glass, 33, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Nov. 12 mental evaluation inquiry. He is Glass is charged with attempted first-degree murder, engaging in violent gang activity and habitual offender.

• Thomas Larry Green, 43, of Dyer pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Sept. 11 petition to revoke hearing.

• Billy David Bright, 19, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 13 for failure to appear and possession of oxycodone, alleging he violated terms of drug court.

• Anthony Wade Goff, 44, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 6 for theft of property and failure to appear, alleging he failed to do community service.

• Jason Vance Hogue, 30, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, alleging he was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance.

• Sammie Wayne Hutchison, 44, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 1, 1999, for possession of an instrument of crime, alleging he has failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs.

• William Joseph Patton, 35, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received July 16, 1997, for residential burglary and theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.

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