5 FELONY ARRESTS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
2 OZARK RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON FELONY CHARGES
Franklin County Chief Deputy Travis Ball tells True Country News that a Jennifer Gibbons-Forand age 43 of Ozark and Isaac Davis Montgomery of Ozark were both arrested on Monday for a felony charge of furnishing prohibited articles. The two were arrested after a tip was received that the two had left cigarettes in the detention center restroom for inmates to have. The two came to the Sheriff’s Department claiming they wanted to talk to a deputy about recovering some evidence. During that time Montgomery is believed to have left the cigarettes in the restroom while Gibbons went to the shop area to let a trustee know that the contraband had been left there. The two were located at their residence in Ozark and arrested for a felony of furnishing prohibited articles in a correctional facility. Bond was set at $2,500 for Gibbons and $10,000 for Montgomery.
OZARK WOMAN ARRESTED ON FELONY CHARGES IN ALTUS
Ashley Cory Bonds 35 of Ozark was arrested by Franklin County Sheriff’s Department after an incident at Tommy Dean’s in Altus over the weekend. According to Chief Deputy Travis Ball, Bonds had been kicked out of Tommy Dean’s previously but was back at the establishment over the weekend and attacked a bar tender and a patron at the business before fleeing the scene. Bonds was located at her residence and arrested for commercial burglary, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing, and 3rd degree battery.
FRANKLIN COUNTY TRUSTEE ARRESTED
A Franklin County Trustee, Daniel Mason, was arrested after an incident involving illegal contraband. Franklin County Chief Deputy Travis Ball reports that a tip was received that Mason was in possession of a cell phone that had been left in the jail for inmates to use. Mason was located at the Franklin County Courthouse working when he was questioned about the cell phone. He denied having one. So, deputies called the number of the phone and located it in the courthouse. The phone contained personal information linking Mason to the phone. It was learned that a female inmate had been using the phone to communicate with Mason and possibly other inmates. According to Ball, the female inmate is also facing possible charges. Mason was charged with felony furnishing prohibited articles.
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