A Van Buren man accused of shoplifting from Walmart then fleeing from police pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.
Darren Dewayne Cripps, 51, is charged with commercial burglary, first-degree terroristic threatening, theft of property and habitual offender.
After Van Buren police were notified Nov. 20 of a shoplifter fleeing Walmart, police attempted to stop a suspect vehicle on Arkansas 59 before it turned west on Rena Road, speeding through construction areas at speeds of 80 mph while passing in no-passing zones and running stop signs, a report states.
The chase continued through the Dora area and onto Interstate 40 before the vehicle was found wrecked in Roland, according to the report.
Later, Van Buren police obtained a photo from Walmart video and matched it to Cripps, a parole who has been banned from Walmart, the report states.
Van Buren Attorney Carrie Jernigan entered the not guilty plea for Cripps and waived formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.
Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:
• Kevin Michael Prescott, 46, of Florida pleaded not guilty to theft by deception. Prescott is accused of submitting false unloading charges to USA Truck.
• Daleshia Janell Willis, 29, of Alma pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Willis was arrested Feb. 6 by a Van Buren police officer who was investigating the report of a woman living at a local residence when she was not supposed to be at the house.
• Joshua Martin Gregory, 24, of Alma pleaded not guilty to residential burglary. Gregory allegedly broke into a camper parked at a house in the 6600 block of Kenwood Circle.
• Billy Aaron Woods, 43, and Melvin Ray Coker, 43, both of Van Buren, pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering and theft of property. Woods and Coker allegedly stealing tires and wheels from a pickup truck Feb. 5.
• Fearl Chase Cluck, 30, of Chester pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Cluck was arrested Feb. 10 by a Van Buren police officer who stopped a vehicle on Arkansas 59 South for having an obscured license plate.
• James Ross Knight, 42, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to felon in possession of a firearm and habitual offender. Knight was arrested Feb. 8 by a Van Buren police officer who was investigating a disturbance in the 1700 block of Alma Boulevard.
• Alvy Blake Hays Jr., 38, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering and theft of property. Hays is accused of taking quarters from a game at Oaks Corner Store Feb. 4.
• Charles Tyler Burnett, 26, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to fleeing in a vehicle and second offense driving while intoxicated. Burnett was arrested Feb. 6 after a sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle drive across the fog line on Interstate 40. The driver then allegedly sped from a traffic stop on U.S. 71.
• Shay Cullen Hooten, 22, and Zachary Don Hooten, 24, both of Mulberry, pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering and theft of property. Shay Hooten also is charged as a habitual offender. The two allegedly took a chain saw and blades from a barn on Old Graphic Road Feb. 6.
• Dennis Blake Hicks, 35, of Fayetteville pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated and driving while license suspended for DWI. Hicks was arrested Feb. 8 by an Arkansas State Police trooper investigating an accident on Interstate 540.
• Jason Steven Nybye, 34, of Clarksville pleaded not guilty theft of property and theft by receiving. Nybye is accused of stealing and pawning items from a house where he was living from Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31.
• Derean Ellen Farmer, 40, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to overdraft. Farmer allegedly wrote a check for $1,190 on an Arvest Bank account that did not have sufficient funds.
• Ricky Lee Jones, 39, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, furnishing controlled substances into a correctional facility, possession of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and habitual offender. Jones was arrested Jan. 30 by a sheriff’s deputy following a traffic stop for no tag lights.
• Anthony Gerald Boling, 34, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to first-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree domestic battery. Boling is accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend Nov. 6.
• Mark David Justice, 45, of Mountainburg pleaded not guilty to fourth offense driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, refusal to submit to chemical test, improper lane change and driving while license suspended or revoked. Justice was arrested Dec. 13 following a traffic stop by a Mountainburg police officer.
• Brandy Thirl McCollum, 42, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Dec. 9 plea or trial request on charges of aggravated assault, domestic battery and resisting arrest.
• Mark Anthony Nunn, 44, of Keota pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Oct. 25 hearing on a charge of first-degree terroristic threatening.
• Wayne Allen Ashby Jr., 25, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Dec. 9 plea or trial request on a violation of a protection order.
• Delbert Thomas Wynn, 43, of Arkoma pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Jan. 31 pre-trial hearing on charges of criminal mischief, theft of property, possession of oxycodone and possession of morphine.
• Anthony Wade Goff, 44, of Uniontown pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Feb. 4 petition to revoke hearing.
• Nicholas Blake Garrett, 28, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received July 19, 2013, for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine, alleging he failed to do community service.
• Johnny Ray Fryar II, 24, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received May 22, 2013, for possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of property, alleging he failed to report to probation.
• Christina Lachelle Godbey, 30, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Aug. 6, 2012, for possession of oxycodone and filing a false police report, alleging she failed to do community service.
• Jessica Raven Harris, 29, of Pocola resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Dec. 12, 2012, for possession of drug paraphernalia, alleging she failed to pay fines and fees and report to probation.
• Jeffery Joe Hutchison, 42, of Ozark resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Jan. 26, 2012, for three counts of possession of an instrument of crime, alleging he has failed to pay fines and costs.
• Brian Keith Jones, 31, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received July 7, 2011, for possession of Valium with intent to deliver and obstructing governmental operations, alleging he has failed to do community service.
• Christopher Clayton Willis, 23, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received May 12, 2010, for possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, alleging he was arrested Jan. 26 for terroristic threatening and possession of a firearm by certain persons.
• Jackie Lee Thomas, 42, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Sept. 14, 2009, for delivery of Xanax, alleging he was arrested Jan. 27 for possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Riley Spencer O’Mara, 27, of Fayetteville resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received May 14, 2009, for second offense driving while intoxicated, fleeing, criminal mischief and speeding, alleging he was arrested in Fayetteville Sept. 17 for residential burglary and harassing communications.