A Mulberry man faces numerous charges in Crawford County Circuit Court after he allegedly struck two vehicles with his pickup truck and knocked down two light poles after fleeing an Arkansas State Police trooper.
Gerald Alan Long, 31, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to theft of property, two counts of second-degree battery, two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of criminal mischief in the second degree, fleeing in a vehicle, third-degree battery, fleeing on foot, driving while intoxicated and driving while license suspended or revoked.
Long was arrested April 14 after he fled from the trooper who attempted to make a traffic stop at the base of the Midland Boulevard bridge.
After running several stop lights including the one on U.S. 64 at the Alma Boulevard intersection, Long’s pickup knocked down the light poles in front of McDonald’s and hit a Chevrolet Cruise which was headed southbound through the intersection and a Nissan Altima pulling out of McDonald’s, according to a report by Cpl. Shane Ridenour of the Van Buren Police Department.
Long allegedly climbed through the window of his truck and ran through the parking lot at Long John Silvers where he was tackled by several individuals including a Long John Silvers employee.
Ridenour’s report states Long hit the Long John Silvers employee and threw a tape measure at him.
The public defender’s office entered the not guilty plea for Long and waived formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell. Long is being held in the Crawford County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.
Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:
• Jerread Camron Zipper, 26, of Alma pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, theft of property and habitual offender. Zipper was arrested April 25 followed an alleged shoplifting at Harps.
• Toerra Renee Ayres, 28, of Philadelphia, Pa., pleaded not guilty to theft by receiving, first-degree forgery and second-degree forgery. Ayres is accused of having a fake driver’s license after being stopped by an Arkansas State Police trooper for speeding on Interstate 40. The U-Haul he was driving also contained stolen appliances, it is alleged.
• James Paul Syrock, 19, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault on a family or household member. Syrock is accused of threatening his stepfather with a shovel at a Cedarville residence on April 18.
• Demetrius Javez Griffin, 23, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to first-degree terroristic threatening. Griffin is accused of breaking into River Valley Electronic, then threatening the owner who posted a video of the break-in on Facebook.
• Marshall Irvin Williams Jr., 29, of Lake City, Ark., pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a March 17 hearing on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Williams is charged as a habitual offender.
• Sammy Joe Stedman, 44, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at an April 14 hearing on a charge of violation of a protection order.
• Tina Lynn Perkins, 45, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender. Perkins was arrested April 20 by a Van Buren police officer following a traffic stop to serve an arrest warrant on a passenger in the vehicle.
• Kandi Maelynn Cobb, 43, of Lavaca pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at an Oct. 14, 2013, petition to revoke hearing.
• Justin Allen Gregory, 33, of Alma pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender. Gregory was arrested April 19 by Alma police officers who were serving outstanding warrants.
• Charles Lewis Klein, 18, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering, theft of property - firearm and theft by receiving - firearm. Klein is accused of breaking into vehicles April 6-13 in Van Buren.
• Logan Duane Hogue, 21, of Dyer pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended or revoked, no proof of insurance and habitual offender. Hogue was arrested April 14 following a traffic stop by a Kibler police officer.
• Billy Joe Green Jr., 22, of Alma pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender. Green was arrested April 14 following a traffic stop by a Kibler police officer.
• Vincent Harry Small, 58, of Muldrow pleaded not guilty to theft of property and first-degree criminal mischief. Small is accused of stealing a 2012 Ford pickup truck from the Uniontown Grocery Store on July 13, 2015.
• Anthony Blake Havard, 25, of Coal Hill pleaded not guilty to commercial burglary, theft of property and habitual offender. Havard allegedly shoplifted from the Van Buren Walmart on April 21.
• William Richard From, 30, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at an April 14 hearing on a charge of theft of property.
• Leigh Ann Yerton, 40, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to delivery of suboxone in the proximity of certain facilities. Yerton is accused of selling suboxone to a confidential informant for the drug task force on Jan. 18 within 1,000 feet of two churches.
• Christine Michelle Fellows, 37, of Mountainburg pleaded not guilty to first-degree terroristic threatening. Fellows is accused of threatening to kill another woman May 2, 2016.
• Bobby Charles Hinklin, 24, of Alma pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a March 17 hearing on charges of possession of methamphetamine/cocaine with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Caden Martin, 19, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering and theft of property. Martin allegedly broke in vehicle in Van Buren April 10-11.
• Jessica Renee Page, 25, of Mountainburg resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Nov. 14, 2016, for failure to appear and theft of property, alleging she failed to do community service.
• Makenna Kay Strandgard, 31, of Alma resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Nov. 15, 2016, for commercial burglary, possession of methadone and possession of oxycodone, alleging she violated terms of drug court.
• Jessica Fay Harness-Dodds, 34, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Dec. 7, 2004, for two counts of forgery in the second-degree, alleging she has failed to pay restitution.