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VB woman pleads not guilty to child endangerment charge

The mother of a child who ingested amphetamine pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Tara Raeann Stover, 31, of Van Buren is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to an affidavit on file in the prosecuting attorney’s office, the then 10-month-old child was life-flighted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock where doctors determined the baby had ingested the amphetamine.

Stover and two others living at the residence told detectives they had ingested methamphetamine two weeks prior to the child being air-lifted to Little Rock, the affidavit states.

It further states police officers found items of drug paraphernalia and a baggie containing meth residue at the residence. The baggie was send to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock.

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

Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:

• Jeremy Lee Phung, 29, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to manufacture of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Phung was arrested Dec. 26 by Van Buren police officers responding to an anonymous call of a domestic battery in the 2100 block of Taft Street. Officers allegedly found eight marijuana plants on a shelf in Phung’s bedroom.

• Jamie Bruce Smith, 39, of Fort Smith and Latishia Jaylene Smith, 26, of Park Hill, Okla., pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Jamie Smith is charged as a habitual offender. The two were arrested Jan. 11 by a Van Buren police officer investigating a truck blocking the road at Quail Creek Apartments.

• Gabriel Alexander Palacious, 26, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second-degree domestic battery, two counts of domestic aggravated assault, first-degree terroristic threatening and first-degree domestic battery. Palacious was arrested Jan. 11 by a Van Buren police officer investigating the report of a battery in the 800 block of North 21st Street involving a mother and her 2-year-old child.

• Cody Shiloh Garrett, 19, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Garrett was arrested Jan. 12 by a Van Buren police officer investigating a suspicious vehicle.

• Robert Ted Topoleski, 44, of Mansfield pleaded not guilty to theft by receiving. Topoleski allegedly sold $1,000 worth of stolen copper and stainless steel to be recycled at USA Metals Dec. 5.

• David Shank Wilmot, 32, of Rudy pleaded not guilty to residential burglary and theft of a controlled substance. Wilmot is accused of breaking into a residence in the 500 block of Dora Road Jan. 9 and taking a sleep-aid medication.

• Wayne Edward Decker, 30, of Harrison pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Decker was arrested Jan. 11 by a Mulberry police officer investigating suspicious activity at a service station.

• Eddie Dale Reed Jr., 27, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft of property. Reed is accused of taking a pair of boots from Walmart Nov. 23, leaving a pair of worn-out tennis shoes in the box.

• Jennifer Ranee Tanner, 36, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft of public benefits. Tanner allegedly received $4,581 in food stamps from May 2011 to April 2012 for which she was not entitled.

• Nhut Van Nguyen, 29, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to commercial burglary and theft of property. Nguyen is accused of taking a laptop computer and storage tote from Walmart Nov. 27.

• Tommy Lee Edwards, 29, of Muldrow pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Jan. 19 plea or trial request on a charge of second-degree forgery.

• Timothy Dale Cook, 40, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Jan. 15 plea or trial request on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, residential burglary, possession of methamphetamine and obstruction of governmental operations.

• Chris Eugene Aldridge, 54, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Nov. 12 mental evaluation on charges of breaking or entering, theft of property and habitual offender.

• Brandon Michael Spaulding, 29, of Alma pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Nov. 20 petition to revoke hearing, alleging he violated terms of drug courts after being convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and possession of klonopin.

• Derrick E. Munholland, 27, of Alma resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 21, 2009, for felon in possession of a firearm, theft of property and residential burglary, alleging he was arrested Dec. 1 for second-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault on a family or household member.

• Joshua Cory Yancey, 23, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received April 5, 2009, for theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay costs and fees.

• Vincent Douglas Winters, 26, of Mountainburg resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 6, 2006, for criminal mischief and theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay restitution, fines, costs and fees.

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