09/14/16   Ouachita County Circuit Court


A number of criminal cases were filed in Ouachita county Circuit Court on September 1 and 2 by deputy prosecuting attorneys for the 13th Judicial District, Phillip A. Stone and R. Jeffrey Sawyer.

On September 1, Stone filed 13 counts of forgery against 35 year old Bradley Gene Cook of Camden. According to the information filed in court, Cook was office manager for Advanced Practice Clinic in Camden and is charged with forging prescriptions for various drugs. The offenses occurred between February 17 and June 14 of this year.

Deputy prosecutor R. Jeffrey Sawyer filed drug and firearms charges against a pair of Camden men. 27 year old Eric J. Ross of Camden and 37 year old Anthony Murphy of Camden were both charged on multiple violations after their vehicle was pulled over by police on July 21. As a result of a search of the vehicle the two were in, Ross was charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of meth or cocaine with the purpose to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession with purpose to deliver a quantity of hydrocodone. Murphy, a passenger in the vehicle driven by Ross was charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of meth or cocaine, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of marijuana. A check on Murphy's background revealed he was wanted by the Warren PD and was an active parolee. He told officers he had been out of jail two days. Sawyer will seek to have Murphy tried under the habitual offenders statute that allows the judge to sentence him to a harsher penalty.

32 year old Christopher J. Dowell of Camden was charged in circuit court with residential burglary. On July 8, Louis Pike, who resides on Smackover Road reported a detached living area next to his house had been broken into and wiring cut to the house. Pike identified Dowell from surveillance video and told investigators he had fired Dowell after he had worked for him. Pike estimated his loss at between $2,500.00 and $3,500.00.

33 year old Brandi Lafran Walters of Bearden was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on August 10. Police found in her possession of marijuana pipes, a meth pipe, a small amount of marijuana and other paraphernalia. The vehicle stopped was driven by Jacob Warnack of Bearden who was driving on a suspended license and was on probation with a search waiver on file. He admitted a digital scale and yellow pills found were his.