A Van Buren woman accused of kicking and fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Gabriella Ann Hightower, 44, of Van Buren is charged with second-degree battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing in a vehicle, resisting arrest, fleeing on foot and driving while intoxicated.

Fort Smith attorney Bob Marquette entered the not guilty plea for Hightower and waived formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.

Hightower was arrested March 23 by Sgt. James Mirus of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department after the deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on U.S. 64 which was weaving and traveling about 25 miles an hour in the 55 mph zone, impeding the flow of traffic.

When Mirus attempted to stop the vehicle driven by Hightower, it sped from the deputy until it stopped in a parking lot on U.S. 71, according to an arrest report.

Following a field sobriety test which she failed, Hightower ran from Mirus, then kicked the deputy when he caught up to her, the arrest report states.

Additional officers arrived to assist Mirus taking Hightower into custody.

Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:

• Sean Standridge Hughes, 42, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault - displays firearm and first-degree terroristic threatening. Hughes allegedly threatened another man with a gun March 9.

• Lacey Elizabeth Anderson, 32, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and driving while license suspended or revoked. Anderson was arrested March 11 following a traffic stop by a Van Buren police officer.

• Joshua Leo Jerrell, 34, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit or debit card. He is accused of attempting to use a stolen debit card Feb. 7. Jerrell, who is charged as a habitual offender, also pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by receiving. He was arrested on those charges March 24 when Van Buren police were serving an arrest warrant.

• Tera Gail Parker, 32, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by receiving. Parker was arrested March 24 by Van Buren police who were serving an arrest warrant at a local motel.

• Justin Kyle Adams, 31, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot and habitual offender. Adams allegedly fled from Alma police officers who were checking a vehicle at an apartment complex on March 25.

• Desiree Diane Williams, 38, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second-degree forgery, theft of property and habitual offender. Williams allegedly forged stolen checks from Nov. 28 until Jan. 10.

• Leland Morton Fleming Jr., 40, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender. Fleming was arrested March 27 during a parole search at a residence on Grassy Lane in Alma.

• Amanda Kay Mizell, 53, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault. Mizell allegedly rammed another vehicle with her SUV in Van Buren on March 25.

• Akicia Marie Masters, 32, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Masters was arrested March 12 following a traffic stop by a Van Buren police officer.

• Melissa Lucille Ortega, 26, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded not guilty to possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree forgery. Ortega was arrested March 17 on the drug charges following a traffic stop. She then allegedly used a false named when booked into the Crawford County Detention Center.

• Courtney Elisa Griffin, 27, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to residential burglary, third-degree domestic battery, first-degree criminal mischief and theft of property. Griffin is accused of forcing her way into her ex-boyfriend’s South 46th Street residence on March 23, hitting the ex-boyfriend and taking property before fleeing.

• Nathan Ray Horn, 26, of Rudy pleaded not guilty to second-degree domestic battery, second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and theft of property by deception. Horn allegedly repeatedly hit a woman at a residence where children were present on Dec. 23, 2016. He also is accused of taking furniture from A to Z.

• Michael Duane Key, 44, of Poteau pleaded not guilty to failure to register as a sex offender. Key allegedly moved to Oklahoma from a Mulberry residence without notifying authorities.

• Justin Dell Baker, 30, of Alma pleaded not guilty to residential burglary, third-degree battery and first-degree criminal mischief. Baker allegedly broke into a Dyer home on Jan. 31, beating up the homeowner’s son and damaging walls.

• Zachary John Rutherford, 27, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second offense domestic battery in the third degree. Rutherford is accused of hitting his father in the face, knocking out a tooth, on April 16, 2016.

• Titus John Green, 37, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Feb. 15 petition to revoke hearing.

• Fritz Deiter Kasprytzki Jr., 45, of Mountainburg pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Feb. 14 hearing on a charge of fleeing.

• Daniel Lee Blevins, 43, of Mountainburg pleaded not guilty to two counts of failure to appear. Blevins is accused of failing to appear in court March 13 on charges of driving while license suspended and fleeing and on March 29 on a charge of possession of a firearm by certain persons.

• Robert Shane Ellis, 33, of Sallisaw pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Sept. 28, 2016, petition to revoke hearing.

• Jesse Morgan, 24, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a March 13 hearing on charges of theft of property, criminal mischief and residential burglary. Morgan also resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received June 19, 2013, for fourth offense driving while intoxicated and fleeing in a vehicle, alleging he has failed to pay fines and court costs.

• Anthony Brian Yandell, 50, of Panama, Okla., resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 2, 2012, for forgery, theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit or debit card, alleging he has failed to pay restitution and a fee for DNA sampling.

• Randy Gail Williams, 59, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Jan. 20 for failure to appear and aggravated assault on a family or household member, alleging he made contact with the victim in the case.

• Megan Carol Hooser, 31, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received July 4, 2016, for theft by receiving, alleging she has failed to pay fines and court costs.

• Michael Alan Haley, 49, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 10, 2015, for possession of drug paraphernalia and furnishing prohibited articles, alleging he violated terms of veterans court.

• Brandon Joe T. Brooks, 30, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 9, 2009, for delivery of marijuana, alleging he was arrested for first-degree forgery and possession of marijuana.

• Kevin Ray Hudson, 21, of Alma resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Feb. 20, 2015, for theft by receiving, alleging he failed to do community service.

• Jeramie Wayne Grow, 29, of Muldrow resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 3, 2014, for first-degree assault on a family or household member, alleging he has failed to pay fines.

• John David Anderson, 49, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received May 12, 2014, for possession of drug paraphernalia, alleging he was arrested Nov. 15, 2016, for breaking or entering, theft of property and habitual offender.

• Scott Ray Langley, 32, of Texarkana, Ark., resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received April 13, 2012, for delivery of marijuana, residential burglary and theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.

• James Harold Moore Jr., 40, of Dyer resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received May 5, 2011, for possession of Lorcet, alleging he has failed to pay a drug task force fee.