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Van Buren man enters not guilty plea

A Van Buren man who is accused of exposing himself in front of two young children pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Matthew Michael Casanova, 38, of Van Buren is charged with indecent exposure.

According to an arrest report, Casanova masturbated in his front yard in front of two children July 8.

Van Buren Attorney Carrie Jernigan entered the not guilty plea for Casanova and waived arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.

Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:

• Melissa Rhea Holt, 38, of Springdale pleaded not guilty to nonsupport, alleging she owes more than $5,400 in child-support payments

• Jeanette Cotton, 57, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second-degree forgery. It is is alleged Cotton wrote a check on her mother’s bank account in July.

• Jason Lee Sparkman, 37, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to second-degree forgery, theft by deception, overdraft and two counts of habitual offender. Sparkman is accused of luring another man into an investment scam and writing more than $2,600 in bad checks on an Arvest Bank account. He also resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Sept. 10, 2007, for overdraft, alleging he has failed to pay fines and fees.

• Tevin Rashun Lewis, 21, of Wynne pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lewis was arrested Aug. 6 following a traffic stop on Interstate 40 by an Arkansas State Police trooper.

• Ruby Ann Hale, 36, of Alma pleaded not guilty to second-degree battery, leaving the scene of a accident with injury or death and driving while intoxicated. Hale is accused of leaving the scene of a rollover accident on Interstate 40 Aug. 6 in which the driver was trapped. Hale allegedly grabbed the steering wheel, causing the accident.

• Quannah Mark Bowers, 38, of Hollywood, Fla., pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine. Bowers was arrested Aug. 7 by an Alma police officer who was checking a vehicle on a parking lot in reference to a suicidal subject.

• Brent Clyde Creasey, 25, of Alma pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering, theft of property and attempted theft of property. Creasey is accused of stealing a radio from a vehicle Aug. 6.

• Enjoli Duprez Decottle, 35, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second offense domestic battery in the third degree. Decottle allegedly hit and threatened to stab her roommate Aug. 5.

• Erica Danielle Kirby, 26, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to theft of property. Kirby is accused in the Aug.11 theft of a pickup truck.• Kamriss Michelle Williams, 20, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree battery on a law enforcement officer, first-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Williams was arrested Aug. 10 after hitting and biting two Van Buren police officers who had been dispatched to the 1400 block of North 26th Street to assist a woman yelling for help.

• Zoe Grace Moores, 21, of Ozark pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and obstructing governmental operations. Moores was arrested Aug. 13 after a Van Buren police officer stopped a motorcycle whose driver was not wearing eye protection.

• Taylor Austin Standridge, 24, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second-degree forgery and theft of property. Standridge is accused of writing checks after stealing a checkbook from a vehicle.

• Tommy Lewayne Steudeman, 48, of Chester pleaded not guilty to theft of property by threat. Steudeman is accused of taking a four-wheeler after threatening the owner with a gun Aug. 9.

• Ronny Gene Bugg III, 22, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Jan. 8 arraignment on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended.

• Anthony Harrell Flanagan, 23, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a July 17 petition to revoke hearing.

• Reggie Maurice Crayton, 27, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Dec. 12, 2013, petition to revoke hearing.

• Jeffrey Dewayne Morgan, 27, of Mountainburg pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Feb. 14 arraignment on charges of battery, theft of property, terroristic threatening, domestic battery, false imprisonment and failure to appear. Morgan also resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 21, 2009, for forgery, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.

• Bobby Donnell Jones, 54, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at an Aug. 13 petition to revoke hearing.

• Michael Ray Oliver, 32, of Alma resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received July 17, 2007, for delivery of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, alleging he was arrested April 6 for commercial burglary and theft of property.

• Clayton Doyle Henness, 21, of Alma resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Dec. 4, 2013, for theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.

• Donna Lynn Vaughan, 41, of Green Forest resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received April 8, 2013, for theft of property, alleging she has failed to pay restitution.

• John Wayne Anderson, 48, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received April 2, 2012, for failure to register as a sex offender, alleging he was arrested Oct. 18, 2012, for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended.

• Shelbi Leigh Kahanek, 39, of Rudy resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received May 11, 2012, for overdraft and failure to appear, alleging she failed to do community service.

• Brandon Joe Thomas Brooks, 27, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 9, 2009, for delivery of marijuana, alleging he was arrested June for domestic battery and obstruction of governmental operations.

• Leroy Lynn Cook, 51, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received May 4, 2009, for theft of public benefits, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.

• Andromada Hope Ridenour, 26, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Jan. 7, 2008, for commercial burglary and theft of property, alleging she has failed to pay restitution.

• Stacy Renee Hattabaugh, 36, of Alma resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received April 2, 1997, for residential burglary, theft of property and failure to appear, alleging she has failed to pay restitution.

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