The Douglas County Circuit Court criminal law day was held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Fifty felony cases were on the docket. The following individuals were sentenced to the Department of Corrections:
Trevor Pippin, 21, Squires, pled guilty to three felonies. He received 8 years for 2nd Degree Assault on law enforcement officer, 8 years for 2nd Degree Assault and he received 7 years for tampering with a motor vehicle. The charges stem from a January 3, 2015 high-speed chase with Pippin after he stole a vehicle. During the pursuit, Pippin reached speeds of over 100 mph on Highway 14 just east of the Ava city limits. He lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve and it turned 180 degrees and came back at the pursuing officers in their lane of traffic. The stolen vehicle Pippin was driving crashed with the vehicle driven by Deputy Gabe Stroud and Detention Officer Taylor Wallace. Both were injured in the wreck.
Derrick Hensley, 28, Mtn. Grove, had his probation revoked and received a 7-year sentence for Stealing.
Ronald Watkins, 34, Mtn. Grove, had his probation revoked and received 3 years on two separate cases for Burglary and Stealing.
Zachary Mayberry, 22, West Plains, had his probation revoked and was sentenced to 4 years for Possession of Hydrocodone.
Michael Bailey, 34, Ava, had his probation revoked and was sentenced to 4 years for possession of methamphetamine.