A Van Buren man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to sexual misconduct with two young girls.

James Edward Jones, 33, is charged with three counts of rape and two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

The public defender’s office entered the not guilty plea for Jones and waived formal arraignment before Judge Gary R. Cottrell.

According to records in the prosecuting attorney’s office, the incidents occurred between Jan. 1, 2013, and May 20 and involve girls who are now 8 and 10 years old.

An affidavit of probable cause states Crawford County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Herring arrested Jones after the deputy witnessed interviews with the girls.

Other pleas heard Wednesday by Cottrell were:

• James Paul Brown, 45, of Stilwell pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree domestic battery and habitual offender. Brown was arrested May 6 by an Arkansas State Police trooper after allegedly hitting his wife in a vehicle on Arkansas 59 in Van Buren.

• George Marion O’Quinn, 27, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to second-degree domestic battery, domestic aggravated assault, possession of oxycodone, first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree domestic battery and habitual offender. O’Quinn was arrested May 22 by a Van Buren police officer for allegedly hitting a woman and child at a residence on Henry Street.

• Jose Armando Tellez, 19, of Russellville pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Tellez was arrested May 19 by a Van Buren police officer for making a U-turn on Arkansas 59.

• Michael Scott Myers, 25, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to domestic aggravated assault and third-degree domestic battery. Myers is accused of hitting a woman in the face and pushing her into the floorboard of a vehicle on North Rudy Road.

• Steven Dean Sellers, 32, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to two counts of theft of property. Sellers allegedly stole a pickup truck and motorcycle May 16.

• Harley John Harrison, 41, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to commercial burglary, theft of property and habitual offender. Harrison is accused of taking stolen property to the service desk at Walmart for a refund.

• Seth Douglas Householder, 20, of Mountainburg pleaded not guilty to possession of methadone, possession of hydrocodone and possession of Xanax. Householder was arrested May 13 by an Alma police officer responding to a disturbance call.

• Dwight Nicholas Green, 26, of Muldrow pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Green was arrested May 18 following a traffic stop for speeding on Rena Road.

• Joseph Alexander Robinson, 30, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft of property by deception. Robinson is accused of taking a deposit for rental property he did not own.

• Dennis Eugene Johnson, 26, of Charlotte, N.C., pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of MDMA and possession of marijuana. Johnson was arrested May 19 by an Arkansas State Police trooper after a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 40.

• Bobby Lee Crain, 33, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a May 20 hearing on charges of theft of property and commercial burglary.

• Shawn Alfred Wilson, 35, of North Little Rock pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a May 16 hearing on theft of property - firearm, and six counts of transfer of stolen property to a pawn shop.

• Randy Lynn Bryant Jr., 19, of Mountainburg resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Jan. 11 for theft of property, alleging he has failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs and do community service.

• Kaylene Nicole Johnson, 23, of Booneville resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Jan. 11 for failure to appear, theft by receiving - debit or credit card and possession of drug paraphernalia, alleging she has failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs.

• Amanda Kathern Brown, 34, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Oct. 23, 2013, for theft of services and failure to appear, alleging she has failed to pay restitution, fines and court costs.

• Aimee Jean Marley, 25, of Rudy resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Nov. 20, 2013, for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine, alleging she failed to do community service.

• Hannah Rose Ward, 26, of Siloam Springs resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received June 20, 2014, for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of oxycodone and possession of tramadol, alleging she has failed to pay fines and court costs.

• Dustin Wayne Raines, 26, of Poteau resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received June 21, 2013, for possession of hydrocodone, residential burglary, theft of property and possession of alprazolam, alleging he has failed to pay fines and court costs.

• Dustin Robert Townsend, 23, of Mulberry resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received July 19, 2013, for commercial burglary, breaking or entering and theft of property, alleging he was arrested April 30 for third-degree battery.

• Matthew Lendsey Kidd, 24, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Sept. 28, 2012, for aggravated assault, alleging he was arrested April 10 for fleeing in a vehicle, domestic aggravated assault and interference with communications.

• Alice Regina Watkins, 56, of Mountainburg resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received May 7, 2012, for second-degree forgery, alleging she has failed to pay fines and court costs.

• Robert Lloyd Lewis, 50, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Sept. 12, 2011, for overdraft, alleging he has failed to pay fines and court costs.