A Lavaca man who allegedly pointed a gun at a customer at a local repair shop, then fired it over her head, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.
Paul Edward Kramer, 50, is charged with aggravated assault and first-degree criminal mischief.
According to a Van Buren Police Department report, a local woman went to a business Jan. 28 on South Fourth Street to look at a Camaro she thought was for sale. While there, the woman reported Kramer removed a wheel and other front-end parts, making the vehicle inoperable.
The report states Kramer then told the woman her car had bad wheel bearings, then pointed a gun at her and fired above her head into the side of the building.
The woman locked herself in her car before Kramer used a forklift to shove her vehicle out of the bay, slamming it to the ground and blocking access to the vehicle with a tow truck the report states.
Van Buren police officer Charles Green noted scratch marks on the concrete where the vehicle had slid on the frame for about four feet.
Van Buren Attorney Jered Medlock entered the not guilty plea for Kramer and waived formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.
Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:
• Tesha Rena Hickey, 29, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft of a controlled substance. Hickey is accused of stealing 40 methadone pills and 25 oxycodone pills from another woman’s purse Oct. 28.
• Damian Gage Hooten, 19, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to first-degree criminal mischief. Hooten allegedly caused $1,000 in damage to a vehicle he was attempting to break into Nov. 24.
• Sarah Lynn Mizell, 32, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Mizell was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for speeding by an Arkansas State Police trooper on West Graphic Road Jan. 30.
• Raul Aroldo Hernandez-Aguirre, 24, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to first-degree forgery. Aquirre is accused of attempting to use someone else’s driver’s license and social security number to open a banking account Jan. 28.
• Tommy Jay McClain, 34, of Alma pleaded not guilty to fleeing in a vehicle, endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree, no proof of insurance and reckless driving. McClain was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy for crossing a double-yellow line on Lancaster Road Jan. 27.
• Lonnie Gene Seely, 57, of Winslow pleaded not guilty to first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and habitual offender. Seely allegedly resisted arrest and threatened a sheriff’s deputy who was serving an arrest warrant Feb. 1.
• Taisha Latoria Thompson, 31, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second-degree domestic battery. Thompson is accused of stabbing her husband in the hand with a butcher knife Jan. 31.
• Patrick Neal Cox, 43, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to second-degree domestic battery, first-degree false imprisonment, second offense domestic battery in the third degree, aggravated assault on a family or household member and second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor. Cox was arrested Feb. 2 after allegedly hitting, kicking and stabbing his wife while not letting her leave their residence. Children at the residence called police after going to a neighbor’s house, a report states.
• Terry Justin Martin, 39, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by receiving - firearm, possession of methamphetamine and criminal use of a prohibited weapon. Martin was arrested Feb. 3 by Van Buren police after he attempted to pawn a stolen gun.
• Jeremy Delmar Kirkendall, 22, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to attempted commercial burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. Kirkendall is accused of throwing a rock through a plate-glass window at a local convenience store in an attempt to break into the business.
• Jesse Dale Adams, 34, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to fleeing in a vehicle, reckless driving, fleeing on foot and habitual offender. Adams was arrested Jan. 28 by a Kibler police officer who attempted a traffic stop.
• Samnal Lee Johnson III, 42, of Alma pleaded not guilty to non-support, alleging he owes more than $37,000 in child-support.
• Tiana Danielle Durham, 19, of Alma pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Jan. 12 hearing on a charge of forgery.
• Bailey Danyell Wittenborn, 22, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Jan. 15 hearing on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methadone and criminal use of a prohibited weapon.
• Beverly June Roach, 51, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Jan. 24, 2014, for fraudulent use of a credit or debit card, theft of property and financial identity fraud, alleging she has failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs.
• Randy Anthony Dodson, 27, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 16, 2011, for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of oxycodone, alleging he was arrested Jan. 15 for robbery and theft of property.
• Rodney David Chandler, 29, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received July 17, 2012, for residential burglary and theft of property - firearm, alleging he was arrested Jan. 20 for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
• James Edward Long, 32, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke sentences he received Jan, 4, 2010, for forgery, theft by receiving, violation of a protection order, residential burglary and theft of property, March, 14, 2011, for forgery, Sept. 6, 2011, for possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender and March 28, 2012, for breaking or entering and theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.
• Lacy Alaine Williams, 29, of Alma resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Jan. 25, 2012, for residential burglary and forgery, alleging she has failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs.
• Christopher Wayne Pledger, 33, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 1, 2010, for delivery of methamphetamine,alleging he was arrested Jan. 15 for criminal use of a prohibited weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.