A Fort Smith man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and her daughter pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Benjamin Kane Dodson, 42, is charged with second offense domestic battery in the third degree and interference with emergency communications.

Van Buren Attorney Lucas Gramlich entered the not guilty plea for Dodson and waived formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.

Dodson was arrested April 20 after Van Buren police were called to a residence on South 41st Circle to investigate a physical disturbance.

Officer Bradley Wiley found an 11-year-old girl in the street crying. The girl told Wiley that her mother’s boyfriend had pushed her mother to the ground and had grabbed her cell phone when she tried to call police.

Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:

• Maverick Jacob Merechka, 24, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to felon in possession of a firearm. Merechka was arrested March 16 following a parole search at his residence in the 3100 block of Catcher Road.

• David Eugene Shelton, 61, of Cedarville pleaded not guilty to delivery of methamphetamine. Shelton allegedly sold meth to a confidential informant for the drug task force March 18, 2014.

• Charles Arch Armstrong, 53, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to felon in possession of a firearm and habitual offender. Armstrong was arrested March 17 following a parole search at a residence in the 1900 block of Cedar Street.

• Jeremy Delmar Kirkendall, 23, of Van Buren and Brandy Lee Johnson, 26, of Alma pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Kirkendall and Johnson were arrested April 21 by a Van Buren police officer investigating suspicious activity in the vicinity of a vacant building on U.S. 64.

• Danna Jean Lenik, 24, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to delivery of methamphetamine. Lenik allegedly sold meth to a confidential informant for the drug task force July 22, 2013.

• Shandi Michelle Martin, 28, of Alma pleaded not guilty to theft of property, breaking or entering and theft of a controlled substance. Martin is accused of stealing items for her grandparent’s safe April 14.

• Wesley Clayton Womack, 23, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to felon in possession of a firearm. Womack was arrested April 28 following a traffic stop by a Van Buren police officer for no seat belt.

• Kenneth Joe Barker, 35, of Alma pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering, theft of property and transfer of stolen property to a pawn shop. Barker is accused of pawning a stolen television March 31.

• Larry Shane Barker, 48, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to first-degree terroristic threatening, domestic assault and public intoxication. Barker was arrested April 21 after allegedly threatening a Van Buren police officer who had gone to a local apartment complex for a welfare check.

• Cody Lynn Brown, 26, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second-degree forgery and habitual offender. Brown allegedly attempted to cash a forged check April 13. He also resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received July 21, 2013, for possession of drug paraphernalia, residential burglary, theft of property, criminal mischief and fraudulent use of a debit or credit card, based on the new arrest.

• Christopher Lee Sullivan, 21, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Sullivan was arrested April 23 by a Van Buren police officer who was checking a vehicle parked at a local car wash.

• Billy Joe Woodward, 33, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to eight counts of breaking or entering, theft of property and habitual offender. Woodward was arrested after a truck was burglarized in Kibler April 19.

• Daniel Rekauskas, 42, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to fleeing in a vehicle, theft of property and driving while intoxicated. Rekauskas was arrested April 21 by a Van Buren police officer who had been called to Walmart to investigate a person who was leaving the store following an alleged shoplifting.

• Ashley Faye Morse, 28, and Chalin Wesley Jordan, 32, both of Alma, pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and habitual offender. Morse and Jordan were arrested April 24 after sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence in the 1800 bock of Gospel Lane to remove two individuals who had been asked to leave but would not.

• Stephanie Marie Wimsatt, 41, of Decatur pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at an April 1 arraignment on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession of oxycodone, driving while license suspended and no proof of insurance.

• Zachary Don Hooten, 25, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a March 19 hearing on charges of breaking or entering and attempted theft of property.

• Daniel Joseph Pruitt, 30, of Paris pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Sept. 12, 2014, hearing on charges of second-degree forgery and habitual offender.

• Christina Diane Marziale, 34, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Dec. 10, 2014, petition to revoke hearing.

• Benjamin Thomas Berard, 23, of Ozark resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 29, 2014, for residential burglary and theft of a controlled substance, alleging he violated terms of drug court.

• Lewis Marshall Harris, 29, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Jan. 13 for third-degree battery, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.

• Ronnie Gene Bugg III, 23, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Sept. 24, 2014, for failure to appear, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended, alleging he violated terms of drug court.

• Leslie Allison Fry, 36, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentences she received July 13, 2010, for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, alleging she was arrested April 3 for possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Jason R. Hall, 35, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 4, 2012, for theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay fines.