Three Stone County Circuit Court filings involve drugs, theft by receiving, and terroristic threatening


Three new cases filed in Stone County Circuit Court involve theft by receiving, terroristic threatening and illegal drugs.

Matthew Thomas Martin, 27, is charged with theft by receiving involving an incident in February in which a Savannah Gooseneck Trailer was stolen. 

Apparently, Martin was using the trailer without permission at a logging site where timber was being cut and hauled away.

The court information said the trailer, valued at $6,000, was confiscated by authorities and returned to the rightful owner. 

Martin was charged with felony theft by receiving. His bond was set at $10,000.

The second case involved an incident on March 2, 2020, in which Donnie A. Wallis, 39, of Fox, apparently threatened to shoot his step-father, Billy Joe Green, and his mother in the face with a shotgun if they did not sign over “some property” to him. 

Wallis was jailed and placed on a $5,000 bond. Wallis is charged with felony terroristic threatening.

The third case involved arresting a man at a scene where deputies were assisting Van Buren County Deputies in serving an arrest warrant at a residence on the Stone/Van Buren County line. 

They arrested Leslie Ray Rollins on the felony warrant.

Deputies also found a Jeep at the residence that had been stolen in Russellville. Deputies then spoke to another man at the residence, Terry John Gray, 52. 

Gray said the vehicle was given to him by a female in Clinton as payment for mechanical labor on another vehicle the female-owned.

Deputies impounded the Jeep and had it towed to Mountain View.

In Gray’s bedroom at the residence officers, Trammell and Tharp found a baggie of methamphetamine and smoking pipes that Gray said were there.

Gray was arrested and taken to the Stone County jail where he was interviewed by Deputy McGilton. 

During the interview, Gray said he had used methamphetamine most of his life to medicate himself.

He is charged in circuit court with possession of crystal methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft by receiving. His bond was set at $5,000.

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