An Arkansas City man arrested April 26 for aggravated assault made his first appearance April 28 in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City via remote video link.

Jeffrey Gene Yatsko, 59, remains in custody following the arrest, which resulted in three probation violations.

Judge Jim Pringle appointed attorney Rodney Iverson to Yatsko’s case and set his next appearance for May 9.

The criminal complaint filed against Yatsko lists two counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal trespass.

If found guilty of aggravated assault, he could be sentenced from 11 to 34 months in prison, 12 months of post-release supervision and a fine of up to $100,000 for each count.

If found guilty of criminal trespass, Yatsko could be sentenced to six months in the Cowley County Jail and a fine of up to $1,000.


Progress in other cases includes:

An Arkansas City man facing more than 40 sex-related charges, including several counts of rape, made an appearance in court with his attorney, Charles O’Hara.

O’Hara told the court he needed additional time to gather all of the information from the investigation.

Darren Lee Williams’ next appearance was set for June 6.


An Arkansas City woman made her first appearance in court via remote video link for a parole violation.

Lee Velasquez was appointed by the court to represent Shaquita Michelle Barnes.

Her next appearance was set for May 5.


An Arkansas City woman made her first appearance in court via remote video link for a parole violation.

Timothy Showalter was appointed by the court to represent Dianna Lynn Ybarra.

Her next appearance has been set for May 5.


The case against Jessica Leann Alcorn was dismissed with prejudice. The costs of the case are to be paid by the state.


An Arkansas City man appeared in court with his attorney, Iverson, to request additional time in order to secure an agreement with the state.

James Bridges’ next appearance was set for May 26.


Bobby Jo Donlay’s next appearance was set for May 19.


An Arkansas City woman and her attorney made an appearance to request additional time for the completion of a diversion.

Jennifer Jo Duroy’s next appearance was scheduled for June 16.


Attorney Chad Giles entered a plea of guilty on behalf of his client, Michael Alan Lambert.

Lambert’s next appearance was set for May 9.


A Winfield woman appeared in court on an order to a pay or appear.

Bobbi Jo Richardson was released recently from a rehabilitation facility in Salina.

Pringle extended her pay or appear to June 30. She owes $1,194.74.


An Arkansas City man did not appear before the court as scheduled.

A bench warrant was issued for Clint Edward Walker and his current bond was forfeited.

Should Walker be arrested, his new bond would be $5,000.


Alan Lois Wollard’s next appearance was set for May 26.


A Missouri woman made an appearance with her attorney, Clayton Soule.

Terry Gaye Stafford waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

Soule indicated he was working on an agreement with the state.

Stafford’s next appearance was set for May 5.


An Arkansas City man made an appearance with his attorney, Soule.

Soule asked for the case to be pushed one week forward.

Mikal Jae Whatley’s next appearance was set for May 5.