Circuit Court proceedings

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

BERRYVILLE -- Aaron Gene Newberry, 25, of Berryville, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in one case while charges in a second case were dismissed during circuit court action Monday.

For that, he was placed on six years probation with payment within three years of $1,320 in fines fees and cost.

In January, Newberry wielded a knife at a man and threatened to harm him while in the presence of minors at a Dawn Street residence

William Lloyd Asbury, 32, of Green Forest, formerly of Eureka Springs, pleaded guilty to terroristic threatening and misdemeanor charges of carrying a weapon, disorderly conduct, and violation of his probation in a 2007 Western District case.

In April, having been convicted of battery and failure to appear, he threatened law enforcement and jail staff, and was involved in a fight with family members at Mattox House Motel.

He was sentenced to six years in prison with four years suspended and credit for 21 days served, with payment of $670 in fines, fees and costs starting 90 days after release. No contact orders in the case were vacated.

Asbury had previously been convicted in a 2007 case in which he hit a woman in the face with a hammer.

Greg Glen Wiley, 20, of Eureka Springs, pleaded guilty to residential burglary and theft of property, Class B felonies, and was sentenced to five years of supervised probation with payment of $1,270 in fines, fees and costs and victim restitution to be determined, and payment starting in 30 days and becoming due by the end of five years.

In addition, Wiley is to have no contact with his victims.

Wiley, along with Nathaniel Ray Brown, 21, of Harrison, and Luke Joel Wiley, 18, of Rogersville, Mo., was arrested in connection with the theft of firearms and televisions from a vacation home in the Hogscald area which were subsequently taken to a house in Berryville.

Billy Ray Langley, 41, of Berryville, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor robbery, and was placed on one year of supervised probation and ordered to pay $150 in court costs, $100 to the public defender, a $20 booking fee, and a $1,000 fine with $500 suspended, all starting in 30 days.

Langley was arrested in March after using physical force on a Walmart loss prevention officer while taking merchandise valued at $156.44.

Christopher Brian Delgado, 30, of Green Forest, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree battery and was sentenced to nine months in jail with nine months credit. He is to also have no contact with his victim and pay $470 in fines, fees and costs within seven days.

In April 2007, on Gregory Street, Delgado hit a man with a club, embedding it near the man's ear, after the man made lewd comments about Delgado's sister. When Green Forest police arrived, Delgado was trying to stop the man's bleeding, and was praying for him to live.

Christopher Leighton Branning, 36, of Berryville, pleaded no contest to three counts of terroristic threatening and one count of domestic battery arising from an incident in August 2008 at a Nunez Lane apartment.

He was sentenced to nine months with seven months credit and two months suspended, and ordered to have no contact with his former girlfriend.

According to police reports, Branning threw his girlfriend against a wall, threatening to kill her if he went to prison, and hitting her in the head with a bottle and can. Branning later returned to the residence and a couple were present, with the man stopping him, and Branning left saying he would kill all who were involved.

Katrina Olivia Bumpas, 32, of Yellville, formerly of Green Forest, pleaded guilty to violation of Arkansas' hot check law, and was placed on three years probation with state supervision, and ordered to pay victim restitution and $1,270 in fines, fees and costs.

Arrested in April, between March and May of 2005 she wrote six checks to various businesses without funds to cover them

Arraignments Monday included:

* John Paul Mays, 68, of Alpena -- Aggravated assault and terroristic threatening. On June 24, during a dispute regarding stray cattle, he allegedly fired a shotgun in the presence of and direction of his neighbor, threatening to kill him, and saying "I'll hold the barbecue, and you'll provide the meat."

* Jason Anthony Edwards, 24, of Berryville, formerly of Green Forest -- Possession of a defaced firearm and possession of a firearm by certain persons, Class D felonies, and driving on a suspended license. He was arrested in July after he was involved in an altercation with his brother and his wife during which he allegedly pointed a pistol at his brother.

* Sable Renee Amaya, 20, of Harrison -- Aggravated assault. She allegedly choked a woman after having seen her and her boyfriend, Joshua Carl Scallorn, 28, of Berryville, having sex. Scallorn also faces charges, but his arraignment has been continued.

* Shari Mae Harvey, 47, of Green Forest -- Manufacture of methamphetamine and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, Class Y felonies, and criminal use of a prohibited weapon, a Class D felony. She and Thomas James Conner, 51, of Green Forest, were arrested on July 12, in connection with the incident at a residence on County Road 705.

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