A 21-year-old Van Buren man pleaded not guilty to second-degree sexual assault on Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Elijah Thomas Avery is accused of sexual misconduct involving a 6-year-old girl Jan. 2.

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

Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:

• Darrell Wayne Ray, 59, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ray was arrested April 9 when sheriff’s deputies were called to a disturbance on Pine Hollow Road.

• Derick Wayne Barfield, 31, of Dyer pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Barfield was arrested April 15 when sheriff’s deputies served an arrest warrant.

• Patrick Steven Townsend, 44, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to first-degree false imprisonment, aggravated assault on a family or household member, second or subsequent offense domestic battery in the third degree, first-degree terroristic threatening and habitual offender. Townsend allegedly held a knife to a woman’s throat and slapped her in the face April 7.

• Vickie Louise Flurry, 42, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender. Flurry was arrested April 6 by an Arkansas State Police trooper after being stopped for speeding on Dean Springs Road.

• Jason Rex Davis, 26, of Fort Smith and Kenneth Daniel Nance, 30, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Davis and Nance were arrested April 4 when a Van Buren police officer stopped a vehicle which was pulling out from a local parking lot with no headlights.

• David Lee Wilson, 46, of Tulsa pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault on a family or household member, first-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree domestic battery. Wilson allegedly hit, choked and threatened to kill his girlfriend April 9.

• Aimee Jean Marley, 22, of Rudy pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Marley was arrested April 9 by a Van Buren police officer who stopped a vehicle for speeding on the Midland Boulevard bridge.

• James Allen Milliron, 41, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault on a certified law enforcement officer, second offense domestic battery in the third degree, third-degree battery, resisting arrest and habitual offender. Milliron was arrested April 4 after he allegedly hit a woman with whom he was living and fought with officers who were transporting him to the Crawford County Detention Center.

• Guy Kenneth Lee Rose, 23, of Alma pleaded not guilty to residential burglary, third-degree battery, first-degree criminal mischief and theft of property. Rose allegedly kicked down the door of a residence and struck a man who was visiting the homeowner.

• Theresa Anne Wellnitz, 70, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault. Wellnitz is accused of threatening her son-in-law with a gun April 2.

• David Fulton Gifford, 48, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault on a family or household member. Gifford allegedly choked his 16-year-old son April 6.

• Christopher James Clothier, 23, of Dallas, Ore., pleaded not guilty to two counts of breaking or entering. Clothier allegedly climbed a fence to steal property from Arkansas Truck Center on April 6.

• Brett David Whatcott, 48, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to possession of meperidine with purpose to deliver, possession of midazolam with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Whatcott was arrested April 9 by a Van Buren police officer who was checking a vehicle parking at Lowe’s after the store was closed.

• Benny Jack Uselton, 54, of Barling pleaded not guilty to fourth offense driving while intoxicated and driving while license suspended or revoked. Uselton was arrested April 6 by an Arkansas State Police trooper investigating an accident on Arkansas 282.

• Chad Allen Adair, 31, of Tahlequah pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a March 8 status hearing on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving while license suspended.

• Crystal Goodnight Arvy, 35, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Nov. 17 petition to revoke hearing, alleging she has failed to pay fines and court costs on a July 11, 2011, conviction for possession of methamphetamine.

• Rickey Dale Jones Jr., 33, of Springdale resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received on Nov. 14, 2012, for aggravated assault on a family or household member, interfering with emergency communications and third-degree assault on a family or household member, alleging he violated terms of probation and has failed to pay fines and court costs.

• Jermie Russell Bradway, 23, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 2, 2012, for theft of property, alleging he has failed to do community service and was arrested in Fort Smith Feb. 7 for possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Verba Jean Hall, 48, of Sallisaw resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received April 30, 2010, for overdraft, alleging she has failed to pay fines and court costs.