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Former Ward parks director faces charges

Courtney Dawn Dorman, 39, former Ward Parks and Recreation director, will appear in Lonoke County Circuit Court, July 7, for plea and arraignment in charges of Obtaining Signature By Deception (Felony) and Theft Of Property (misdemeanor).

According to the court affidavit, the charge stems from funds donated for one of the softball teams in the Ward Parks and Recreation program.

On May 6, the head coach of an eight-and-under softball team asked Ricci Brooke, the assistant Parks and Recreation director, about money that was to have been donated for the team.

On May 7, Brooke and Debra Staley, financial director for the City of Ward, met with the sponsor who provided a copy of a check written March 24 to parks and recreation director Courtney Dorman, for the amount of $800; the check was noted “Ball Team Sponsor” on the memo line.

The affidavit notes that Dorman had been placed on disciplinary suspension from the City of Ward at the end of the business day on March 24, 2014 until the close of business on April 7, 2014. Dorman was told not to conduct any business for the City of Ward during that suspension.

Dorman cashed the check on March 25.

On May 8, Staley confirmed that no deposits had been made by Dorman into the Parks and Reaction’s account and that all other deposits were accounted for.

According to city records, Dorman was relieved of duties as parks and recreation director on May 9.

Other charges filed in Lonoke County Circuit Court by prosecuting attorney Chuck Graham, through June 27, 2014. Information obtained through CourtConnect, the online public access portal to court case information; CourtConnect provides access to basic case information such as filings, parties, and events. Access to court records is through http://caseinfo.aoc.arkansas.gov

Tyson Scott Lone Eagle, 36, 43CR-14-255: Residential Burglary (Felony); Breaking Or Entering (Felony); Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule I,II (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony); Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony); Theft Of Property (Misdemeanor); Criminal Mischief(Misdemeanor).

Gwendolyn Mccullough, 43CR-14-256: Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia To Manufacture Controlled Substance (Felony); Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule I,II (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony).

Daran Vanburen, 43CR-14-256: Maintaining Drug Premises - Drug-Free Zone (Felony); Possession, with purpose To Deliver Methamphetamine-Cocaine (Felony); Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule VI, with purpose To Deliver (Felony); Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia To Manufacture Controlled Substance (Felony).

Daran VanBuren, 43CR-14-257: Maintaining Drug Premises (Felony); Deliver Methamphetamine/Cocaine (Felony); Deliver Controlled Substance - Schedule VI (Misdemeanor).

Allen Deshone McGee, 43CR-14-258: Deliver Methamphetamine/Cocaine (Felony); Unlawful Use Of Communication Device (Felony).

Daniel Wayne Powell, 49, 43CR-14-259: Possession Of Firearms By Certain Persons (Felony); Theft By Receiving - Firearm (Felony).

Lazaro Hinojosa, 55, 43CR-14-260: Possession Of Methamphetamine/Cocaine, with purpose To Deliver (Felony); Theft By Receiving (Misdemeanor); Obstructing Governmental Operations (Misdemeanor).

Dexter Washington, 43CR-14-261: Deliver Methamphetamine/Cocaine (Felony); Deliver Methamphetamine/Cocaine (Felony); Unlawful Use Of Communication Device (Felony).

Ernest Whitham Zelnick, 20, 43CR-14-262: Tampering With Physical Evidence (Misdemeanor); Theft Of Property (Misdemeanor); Theft Of Property (Misdemeanor).

Jonathan Bonvillain, 25, 43CR-14-263: Possession Of Methamphetamine/Cocaine, with purpose To Deliver (Felony).

Juanita Faye Smith, 43CR-14-264: Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony); Obstructing Governmental Operations (Misdemeanor).

Darrell Hill, 43CR-14-265: possession of controlled substance – schedule I,II (methamphetamine or cocaine)(felony); possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, inhale, etc. (felony).

Loyd G. Barnum Jr., 31, 43CR-14-266: Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule I,II (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony);

Steven Watters, 49, 43CR-14-266: Possession Of Firearms By Certain Persons (Felony); Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony).

James Eldah Shelby Jr., 48, 43CR-14-267: Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule I,II (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony); Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony); Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule VI (Misdemeanor).

Willie J. Tillman, 48, 43CR-14-268: Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule VI, with purpose To Deliver (Felony); Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia Manufacture Controlled Substance (Felony).

Michael Brent Screeton, 56, 43CR-14-269: Aggravated Assault - Family Or Household Member (Felony).

Elizabeth Ann Wise, 25, 43CR-14-270: Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia - Manufacture Methamphetamine/Cocaine (Felony); Possession Of Methamphetamine/Cocaine - With Purpose To Deliver (Felony); Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia - Methamphetamine/Cocaine (Felony); Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule VI (Misdemeanor).

Robert Lee Shirley, 45, 43CR-14-271: Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule I,II (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony); Obstructing Governmental Operations (Misdemeanor).

Stephan David Pruss, 39, 43CR-14-272: Domestic Battering - Third Degree (Felony).

Damian Michael Fulkerson, 23, 43CR-14-273: Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule I,II (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony); Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia - Methamphetamine/Cocaine (Felony).

Bobby Dale Scott III, 43CR-14-274: Possession Of Firearms By Certain Persons (Misdemeanor).

Ricky Marselus Taylor, 45, 43CR-14-275: Possession Of Firearms By Certain Persons (Misdemeanor).

Joanna Lee Hefner, 38, 43CR-14-279: Theft By Receiving (Credit/Debit Card) (Felony); Fraudulent Use Of Credit/Debit Card (Felony).

Courtney Dawn Dorman, 39, 43CR-14-280: Obtaining Signature By Deception (Felony); Theft Of Property (Misdemeanor).

Jimmy Miller Jr., 43CR-14-281: Possession Of Controlled Substance – Schedule I,II (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony); Possession Of Controlled Substance – Schedule Iv,V (Misdemeanor); Possession Of Controlled Substance – Schedule VI (Misdemeanor).

Joseph D. Still, 18, 43CR-14-282: Breaking Or Entering (Felony); Theft Of Property (Felony).

Demetria Lashun Quinn, 23, 43CR-14-283: Forgery (Felony).

James Lee Mounie, 27, 43CR-14-284: Distribution/Possess/View Matter Depicting Child Sex (Felony).

Ron Franshun Dodson, 41, Lonoke, 43CR-14-285: delivery of methamphetamine or cocaine (felony).

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