A man who allegedly reported a false robbery with hostages pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.
Neven Roger Murphy, 25, of Van Buren is charged with communicating a false alarm.
Fort Smith Attorney Ron Fields entered the not guilty plea for Murphy and waived formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.
According to an affidavit signed by Detective Donald Eversole of the Van Buren Police Department, Murphy called 911 March 6 and said a Van Buren credit union was being robbed and there were hostages.
VBPD, Arkansas State Police, Crawford County Sheriffs Department and Arkansas Highway Police responded to find no robbery in progress.
Eversole said the VBPD received additional 911 calls threatening the dispatcher and officers.
Murphy was arrested at a parking lot on Arkansas 59.
Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:
Kathryn Fay Geneviene Little, 19, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, breaking or entering, first-degree criminal mischief, theft of property, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Little was arrested March 21 after she allegedly threatened her estranged husband and sister-in-law with a sword and broke into a garage, damaging a motorcycle, on March 21.
Clayton Doyle Henness, 19, of Springdale pleaded guilty to theft of property. Henness was arrested in connection with the Oct. 30 theft of a four-wheeler.
Brandon Craig Shelly, 22, of Natural Dam resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Jan. 27, 2010, for residential burglary and theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay restitution and was arrested March 7 for aggravated robbery, kidnapping, residential burglary and theft of property.
Timothy Darren Cameron, 44, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to violation of a protective order. Cameron allegedly contacted an individual who had obtained an order of protection.
Kendall Wayne Murphy, 25, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, residential burglary, two counts of theft of property and breaking or entering. Murphy is accused of breaking into a vehicle on the Walmart parking lot on Feb. 24, attempting to steal the contents of a purse and fighting with the owner after breaking into a house on North 24th Street and stealing a TV and DVD player from a house on Twin Oaks Drive March 21.
Albert Norland Wilke Jr., 46, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to first-degree terroristic threatening. Wilke allegedly called his wife on March 7, telling her, I will see you dead before you divorce me.
Richard Viera, 19, of Los Angeles pleaded not guilty to possession of an instrument of crime. Viera was arrested March 18 after being stopped by an Arkansas State Police trooper for speeding on Interstate 40.
James Lee Roy Boen Jr., 34, of Dyer pleaded not guilty to felon in possession of a firearm and third-degree domestic battery. Boen allegedly hit and bruised his wife on March 25.
Robert Allen Cummings, 40, of Charleston pleaded not guilty to theft of property and habitual offender. Cummings is accused of taking a computer and suitcase from Walmart on March 22.
Johnny Dowty, 70, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault. Dowty allegedly threatened children playing in his neighborhood with a BB gun on March 22.
Billy Joe Head, 26, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Head was arrested March 25 by a Van Buren police officer following a traffic stop for no seat belt.
Kevin Dean Bilyeu, 43, of Cedarville pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana. Bilyeu was arrested March 12 by sheriffs deputies serving an outstanding warrant.
Joshua Roy Perry Jay, 18, of Barling pleaded not guilty to fleeing and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jay was arrested March 16 by a Van Buren police officer following a traffic stop for speeding.
Robert Lee Deer Jr., 40, of Waldon resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received April 13, 2012, for nonsupport, alleging he has failed to perform community service.
Shay Cullen Hooten, 21, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 7, 2011, for breaking or entering, theft of property and residential burglary, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.
Charles E. Vann Sr., 78, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 5, 2011, for theft by deception, alleging he has failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs.
Ashley Wayne Meadows, 29, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Dec. 19, 2007, for criminal mischief, breaking or entering and theft of property, alleging he was arrested Feb. 18 for breaking or entering and theft of property.
Krystal Dawn Stringer, 29, of Spiro resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Oct. 9, 2009, for theft of property, alleging she has failed to pay fines and court costs.