Three Mountainburg women facing numerous gun and drug charges pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit.
Jaqueline Elizabeth McClarty, 65, Donna Lerane Miles, 54, and Brooke Lynn Chu, 20, are charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining premises for drug sales and possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver.
The women were arrested Sept. 1 after a search warrant was served at a residence in the 11800 block of Arkansas 348 North by agents of the Crawford County Criminal Investigation Division and Drug Task Force.
Several firearms, 2.5 grams of meth and one-half pound of marijuana were located at the residence, according to arrest reports.
Fort Smith Attorney Ron Fields entered the not guilty pleas for the three women and waived formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.
Miles was released from the Crawford County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond, McClarty a $10,000 bond and Chu a $7,500 bond.
Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:
• Christian Alexander Cowan, 27, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to criminal use of a prohibited weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by receiving - firearm. Cowan was arrested Sept. 9 after Van Buren police were called to a local church to investigate a person who was alarming people at the church. Cowan also is accused of having a stolen firearm when police executed a search warrant at his Hobbtown Road residence May 27.
• Albert Chance Willhite, 30, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to trafficking ecstasy. Willhite was arrested after picking up a package containing ecstasy at the Van Buren post office Jan. 23.
• James Huey Craft, 48, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second offense domestic battery in the third degree. Craft is accused of knocking his wife down while arguing with her Sept. 9.
• Cory Jean Rundel, 18, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to commercial burglary and theft of property. Rundel allegedly stole cigarettes and soft drinks from a Mulberry service station Aug. 18.
• Carlos Abraham Smith, 21, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to fleeing in a vehicle, possession of marijuana and driving while license suspended or revoked. Smith is accused of fleeing from DWI task force officers Sept. 7.
• Jeffery Ray Ludlow, 43, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, protection order violation, second-degree stalking and habitual offender. Ludlow was arrested after allegedly texting and threatening his ex-wife in June and Sept. 2.
• Rodney David Chandler, 29, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering, theft of property, failure to appear and habitual offender. Chandler allegedly stole a wallet from a parked vehicle April 2.
• Joseph Wayne Epperson, 50, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a July 15 petition to revoke hearing.
• Michael Paul Turner, 35, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Sept. 14, 2014, for residential burglary, theft of property - firearm and theft of property, alleging he failed to report to probation and pay fees for DNA sampling.
• Johnny Lee Hunter, 28, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Sept. 22, 2010, for theft by receiving, alleging he was arrested Aug. 18 for endangering the welfare of a minor.
• Dustin Robert Townsend, 28, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received July 19, 2013, for commercial burglary, breaking or entering and theft of property - firearm, alleging he was arrested Feb. 16 for terroristic threatening, domestic battery and endangering the welfare of a minor.
• Roy Joe Williams, 40, of Mountainburg resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Aug. 22, 2012, for forgery, alleging he has violated terms of probation, failed to pay restitution, fines and court courts and was arrested Dec. 1, 2014, for possession of misbranded drugs, driving while license suspended, leaving the scene of an accident, public intoxication and reckless driving.
• Diana Michelle Glasscock, 37, of Springdale resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Dec. 14, 2009, for theft by receiving and possession of drug paraphernalia, alleging she failed to do community service.
• Debrent Lee Reynolds, 26, of Tulsa resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received May 12, 2010, for conspiracy to commit arson, commercial burglary and theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.