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Man may represent himself in case involving violent domestic altercation

A man convicted of aggravated assault in Marion County in July is now charged with the same crime in Baxter County. Twenty-seven-year-old Matthew Karl Butler, who lists a Fayetteville address, appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court recently. When asked if he had made arrangements for legal representation, Butler said he did not want a public defender. He told the court he wanted to hire a lawyer or represent himself.
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Guilty plea entered to crime committed in jail

A man who attempted to plead guilty to charges picked up in jail but derailed the process when he basically said he was guilty but forced to do what he did was back in Baxter County Circuit Court last week. Thirty-five-year-old Brent Oakley of Mountain Home did successfully enter a...
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Fire damages Baxter County residence; dog doesn’t survive

A Saturday evening fire has damaged a house and a garage in Baxter County. The Mountain Home Fire Department says no humans were injured in the fire at 1017 Leatherstocking Trail, south of Mountain Home, but a dog was not able to survive. The name of the residence’s owner was not available.
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Mountain Home man arrested on rape charge

A Mountain Home man has been arrested on several charges including rape. The Baxter County Detention Center website indicates 47-year-old Mark William Hodges was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of rape, endangering the welfare of a minor and for a probation violation. A spokesman for the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office...
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR
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Several area residents without power following Saturday’s storms

Saturday’s storm activity has knocked out power to several area residents. North Arkansas Electric Cooperative has restored power to the majority of its Baxter County members, but they continue to work as they still have over 2,700 of its total members without power. Additional crews from other Arkansas Electric Cooperatives are on their way to assist, and NAEC posted on Facebook it may be Monday before power is fully restored.
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BC Planning Board meeting rescheduled

The Baxter County Planning Board meeting previously scheduled for Monday has been postponed. The meeting has been postponed due to lack of an agenda. The next meeting will be held Monday, June 27 at 11.
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Midway man gets prison time on variety of charges

Gavin Reed of Midway was arrested November 25, 2020 on a string of drug charges, only to be picked up and jailed again on criminal charges just 53 days later. He was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center Jan. 16 of last year on his newest charge — being a felon in possession of a firearm.
MIDWAY, AR
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Man who failed drug court given 10 years in prison

Within a span of 76 days last year, a Gassville man was arrested three times on drug charges. Court records show 40-year-old Lonnie Tolliver was taken into custody on January 26, April 6 and April 11, 2021. At one point, Tolliver appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court, pled guilty to...
GASSVILLE, AR
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NAEC planned outage set for Monday

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative has planned an outage for part of the Wildcat Shoals Road area Monday. NAEC members in the area of Wildcat Shoals Road, Denton Ferry Road and Valley Airport Place will experience an outage beginning at 12:30. The outage is expected to affect 261 members. It will...
BAXTER COUNTY, AR
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UPDATE: Highway 5 North to open soon, wreckers present

UPDATE: As of 4:45, wreckers are at the scene of the accident. Baxter County Sheriff’s Office reports the road should be open by 5. A two vehicle head-on collision earlier Thursday blocked the intersection of Highway 5 North and Timberlane Road in front of Tall Oaks trailer park, 3 miles North of Mountain Home heading to Midway.
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2 Baxter County juror groups to meet Tuesday

Baxter County Circuit Court jurors in groups A and B will need to report to the Baxter County Court Complex on Tuesday morning at 9. According to Baxter County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese, jurors will not report for duty on Monday as originally scheduled. The Baxter County Court Complex...
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UPDATE: Truck Stolen in Baxter County Found in Oklahoma

Baxter County, AR. – The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office has released an update on the stolen vehicle that was taken earlier this week from a worksite in Cotter, AR. The vehicle was originally stolen on May 17th, from the area of North Section Line Road. The vehicle was...
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