A Van Buren man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County to threatening a District Court employee.
Kenneth Richard Beauchamp, 22, is charged with first-degree terroristic threatening.
The public defender’s office entered the not-guilty plea for Beauchamp and waived formal arraignment before Judge Mike Medlock.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Beauchamp called the Van Buren District Court office May 4 to asked why his license had been suspended.
When he was told it had been revoked because of a failure to appear warrant, Beauchamp allegedly replied, "Oh, my God. I have a ticket I didn’t pay. What am I going to do? We’re going to have a shoot-out."
Beauchamp was arrested at a residence in the 1600 block of Dechard Street by Officer Jay Baker.
Other pleas heard Wednesday by Medlock were:
• Jared Lee White, 21, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and furnishing alcohol to a minor. White was arrested Nov. 24 by a Van Buren police office who was looking for a runaway minor.
• Alisa Danielle Scates, 30, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second-degree battery on a person older than 60 years and younger than 12 years. Scates is accused of grabbing a woman’s walking cane and pushing her to the ground May 6 in the 200 block of North 27th Street.
• Wendell Flay Kimes, 54, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to second-degree sexual assault. Kimes is accused of sexual misconduct with a 10-year-old boy May 1 -12.
• Rayphael Dewayne Styron, 31, of Chester and Frank William Browning, 25, of Alma pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and criminal use of a prohibited weapon. Styron also is charged with felon in possession of a firearm and habitual offender. The two were arrested by a Kibler police officer after a traffic stop for no tags.
• Chelsea Nichole Munholland, 23, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and theft by receiving. Munholland was arrested May 1 by a Van Buren police officer who made a traffic stop to serve an arrest warrant.
• James Edward Crippen, 44, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft of property, commercial burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. Crippen is accused of stealing copper from the Allen Canning warehouse May 1.
• Austin Cody Carr, 20, of Alma pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault on a family or household member and first-degree terroristic threatening. Carr allegedly stabbed his father in the leg May 9.
• Isaac Lane Kauffeld, 25, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault on a family or household member and habitual offender. Kauffeld is accused of hitting another man and threatening him with a knife May 8.
• Michael Edward Johnston, 34, of Alma pleaded not guilty to second-degree battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a family or household member, two counts of second offense domestic battery in the third degree, first-degree interference with emergency communications and habitual offender. Johnston was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy May 6 after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, holding her against her will and not allowing her to make telephone calls. Johnston also is accused of slamming a deputy’s hand in the door when he was being placed in a patrol car.
• Tiffany Ann Forshee, 24, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to theft of property. Forshee is accused in the Dec. 8 theft of a vehicle.
• Hannah Marie Hedrick, 18, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening. Hedrick allegedly threatenrd her ex-boyfriend and his child May 5.
• Jonathan Michael Rhea, 21, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault. Rhea is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl May 7.
• Tiffany Annette Roberts, 26, of Temple, Texas, pleaded not guilty to commercial burglary, theft of property and criminal impersonation. Roberts was arrested May 10 following an alleged shoplifting at Walmart.
• Jerry Lee Moore, 51, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to breaking or entering, theft of property and habitual offender. Moore allegedly took tools from a truck parked on North 28th Street April 16.
• Aaron Leon Rosin, 40, of Roland pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal mischief, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and driving while intoxicated. Rosin was arrested May 9 following a hit-and-run accident on Arkansas 59.
• Valerie Ann Bishop, 23, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to residential burglary and theft of property. Bishop is accused of taking furniture and clothes from a North Arkansas Street residence April 5. She also pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a May 13 arraignment.
• Kelvin Buqeia Rashed Willis, 23, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a April 13 status hearing on a charge of theft of property.
• Jason Steven Nybye, 35, of Clarksville resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Aug. 11, 2014, for theft by deception, theft of property and theft by receiving, alleging he has failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs.
• Gage Jacob Moon, 23, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received April 18, 2014, for three counts of third-degree battery, alleging he has failed to pay fines and court costs and was arrested April 7 for second-degree battery.
• Matthew Brandon Spradley, 36, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Oct. 11, 2013, for theft of property - firearm, alleging he violated terms of drug court.
• Aaron Christopher Cruise, 20, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Jan. 24, 2014, for harassment, alleging he failed to do community service.
• Christine Michelle Deason, 35, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received for aiding consummation offense, alleging she failed to pay fines.
• Jerry Dan Jones III, 34, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Sept. 3, 2010, for non-support, alleging he has failed to pay restitution.
• Amber Lorraine Collins, 29, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received June 3, 2012, for forgery and theft of property, alleging she has failed to do community service.
• Ashley Faye Morse, 28, of Alma resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received May 16, 2007, for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, alleging she was arrested April 24 for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and habitual offender.