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Rudy man pleads not guilty to multiple charges

A Rudy man accused of firing gunshots at another man’s house pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Christopher Clayton Willis, 23, is charged with terroristic act, felon in possession of a firearm and first-degree terroristic threatening.

According to files in the prosecuting attorney’s office, Willis made threats to kill another man, went to another residence to get a handgun, then returned to the man’s residence, firing six rounds, some in the direction of the man’s residence.

The public defender’s office entered the not guilty plea for Willis and waived formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.

Willis is being held in the Crawford County Detention Center on $7,500 bond.

Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:

• Clifton Dewayne Hall, 44, of Rudy pleaded not guilty to two counts of domestic aggravated assault, three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of third-degree battery and habitual offender. Hall allegedly threatened three family members Jan. 26, attempting to stab one of them through a bathroom door.

• Sarah Beth Warren, 34, of Ozark pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender. Warren was arrested Jan. 15 after a sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a shoplifting incident at Kountry Express. The deputy allegedly found a pipe in the console of Warren’s car.

• Joe Hughie Bell, 48, of Van Buren and Lori Ann Thomas, 39, of Alma pleaded not guilty to residential burglary, theft of property, first-degree criminal mischief, breaking or entering and habitual offender. Bell and Thomas allegedly took antiques from a residence on North 12 Street in Van Buren Jan. 26.

• David Eugene Schoening Sr., 50, and David Eugene Schoening Jr., 31, both of Van Buren, pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a firearm and habitual offender. The two were arrested Jan. 22 during a parole search at their residence. Schoening Sr. also resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received in 2003 for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine based on the new arrest.

• Jerome Joshua Little, 58, of Uniontown pleaded not guilty to second-degree domestic battery. Little allegedly hit a child at an Alma school on Jan. 16.

• Clinton Edward Alls, 42, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to felon in possession of a firearm. Alls was arrested Dec. 24 after calling Cedarville police to say a loaded handgun had jammed.

• Arnold Lee McCabe Sr., 50, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to second-degree battery and habitual offender. McCabe is accused of beating a man whom he said was having an affair with his wife.

• Jackie Lee Thomas, 42, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender. Thomas was arrested Jan. 27 during a parole search at his residence.

• Sebastian Lowry, 37, of Lafollette, Tenn., pleaded not guilty to second-degree forgery. Lowry allegedly bought a television set at Walmart Nov. 17, 2011, with a check taken from a purse stolen from a vehicle in Fort Smith.

• Amber Danielle Kinsworthy, 25, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft by receiving in connection with a trailer stolen Jan. 28 in DeWitt.

• Ismael Tejas, 22, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm on school property, carrying a weapon, resisting arrest, possession of misbranded drugs, public intoxication and fleeing on foot. Tejas was arrested Sept. 20 after Van Buren police found him passed out in a vehicle which had run into a ditch at a local elementary school.

• Brandon Lee Babish, 33, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear, theft of property - debit or credit card. Babish is accused of taking a credit card from Happy Tails in November and failing to appear for arraignment on Dec. 18.

• Amber Lorraine Collins, 28, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Jan. 9 petition to revoke hearing.

• Travis David Sheen, 23, of Muskogee resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 19, 2012, for aggravated assault, alleging he failed to do community service.

• Thomas Jeremy Cook, 35, of Fayetteville resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received June 18, 2012, for theft of property, alleging he failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs.

• Joyce Lee Troub, 51, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received March 12, 2012, for delivery of Klonipen and possession of adderall, alleging she has failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs.

• Gabriel Alexander Palacios, 26, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Dec. 3, 2010, for possession of methamphetamine, alleging he has been arrested for new offenses.

• Brandon Eugene Wilson, 24, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received April 9, 2010, for theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay fines and court costs.

• Timothy Oscar Oliver, 28, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Feb. 1, 2010, for theft of property and possession of drug paraphernalia, alleging he violated terms of probation.

• Debra Sue Stephens, 50, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received July 21, 2004, for overdraft, possession of a controlled substance and fleeing, alleging she has failed to pay restitution and was arrested Jan. 12, 2013, for absconding and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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