A Mountainburg man who was allegedly firing multiple shots in the front yard of a vacant house pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Chris Ruff, 53, is charged with aggravated assault.

Ruff was arrested March 21 by a sheriff’s deputy who had been dispatched to the 20700 block of U.S. 71 after residents called shots being fired. When Deputy Tyler Porter arrived, he said Ruff entered the vacant residence before coming out without a gun.

Porter said Ruff said he had fired the shots to let people know he was in the area and not to come onto his property.

Other pleas heard Wednesday by Circuit Judge Gary R. Cottrell were:

• Billy Joe Green Jr., 21, of Alma pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Green was arrested March 21 by a sheriff’s deputy who stopped a vehicle for running a stop sign on West Graphic Road.

• Jimmy Brian Workman, 39, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to delivery of methamphetamine and habitual offender. Workman is accused of selling meth to a confidential informant for the drug task force Oct. 14, 2015.

• Joseph Lee Ball, 41, of Alma pleaded not guilty to second-degree domestic battery. Ball allegedly hit and pushed his father through a glass shower door March 15.

• Jewell Irene Knight, 40, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of hydrocodone and second-offense driving while intoxicated. Knight was arrested March 15 by a Van Buren police officer for allegedly not using a turn signal on Arkansas 59.

• Joseph Lang McDonald, 51, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender. McDonald was arrested March 17 following a parole search at a residence in the 3300 block of Twin Cedars Lane.

• Austin Zachary Davis, 23, of Alma pleaded not guilty to simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Davis was arrested March 13 after being stopped by a sheriff’s deputy for speeding on U.S. 64.

• Tommy Lee Thompson Jr., 37, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Thompson was arrested March 15 by an Alma police officer who was serving an outstanding warrant.

• Melecic Trujillo, 23, of Quinlan, Texas, pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Trujillo was arrested March 13 by an Arkansas State police trooper who stopped a vehicle for following too close on Interstate 49.

• Lisa Elaine Hire, 57, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, possession of hydrocodone, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and driving while intoxicated. Hire was arrested by a Van Buren police officer March 16 who stopped a suspected vehicle in the egging of a house on North 12th Street.

• Travis Laven Young Jr., 25, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of oxycodone, possession of Xanax, third-degree domestic battery and first-degree interference with emergency communications. Young is accused of slapping his girlfriend March 13, then taking her cell phone so she could not call police.

• Joshua Scott Pierce, 31, of Winslow pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault on a family or household member. Pierce allegedly choked his roommate March 16.

• Esteban Deleon-Sebastian, 65, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering and theft of property. Deleon-Sebastian is accused of stealing items from a purse taken from a locker at Simmons Foods March 10.

• Joshua Kalin Lee Grow, 23, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to lottery fraud. Grow allegedly stole two packs of lottery tickets from one store and attempted to cash them later. He also resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 25 for commercial burglary and criminal mischief based on the new arrest.

• Jolynn Nicole Peevy, 28, of Alma pleaded not guilty to theft by receiving - credit for debit card. Peevy allegedly used a stolen debit card at four locations in three days in January.

• Terry Lee Blackshear Jr., 32, of Kibler pleaded not guilty to failure to register a sex offender and habitual offender. Blackshear is accused of not living at an Alma residence registered with police after his release from the Arkansas Department of Correction.

• Theodore Shawn Johnston, 44, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to delivery of methamphetamine and habitual offender. Johnston allegedly sold meth to a confidential informant for the drug task force Sept. 14, 2015.

• Johnny Phounhsavath, 25, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second-degree forgery, theft of property - credit or debit card, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card and habitual offender. Phounhsavath allegedly used a stolen credit card and cashed a stolen check in January. He also resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 6, 2009, for forgery and conspiracy to deliver a counterfeit substance based on the new arrest.

• Matthew Ray Mizell, 37, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to two counts of theft by receiving - firearm. Mizell is accused of pawning two stolen firearms in December.

• Mark Maurice Lundy, 56, of Sheridan, Ark., pleaded not guilty to delivery of oxycodone. Lundy allegedly sold oxycodone to a confidential informant for the drug task force Oct. 6, 2013.

• Dylan Ray Flurry, 19, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to delivery of a counterfeit substance. Flurry is accused of selling the substance to a confidential informant for the drug task force Sept. 29, 2015.

• Brandon Lee Woodrome, 28, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to overdraft. Woodrome allegedly wrote checks on an accountant with insufficient funds in June 2015.

• Bryan Douglas Baggett, 28, of Cedarville resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Sept. 14, 2012, for driving while intoxicated, alleging he failed to do community service.

• Teddy Joe Harmon Jr., 48, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received May 29, 2012, for disobeying a traffic device and driving while intoxicated, alleging he failed to pay fines and court costs.