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Four women charged in Stone County attack

Stone County and Van Buren County deputies were called to a mobile home on Thomas Road, Saturday, May 5, regarding an assault on a woman and man at that address.

When Van Buren County deputies arrived on the scene, the suspects were gone, according to court information, and deputies found Judy Olveda with serious injuries to the head. An ambulance was called to take her to get medical attention, and Olveda was taken to the Van Buren County Medical Center.

Court documents report two women, Angelique R. Turner and Karlie M. Wacholtz, allegedly busted into the mobile home and began striking Olveda with a baseball bat and a gun. A man at the residence, John Spillane, tried to stop the two and was hit by the bat and then forced out the residence at gunpoint.

Spillane, who was struck on the forehead by the bat, was able to identify the vehicle the alleged perpetrators left in as well as the license plate.

During their investigations, deputies determined the situation involved a man who was currently in the Van Buren County Jail, Richard Reynolds. The victim of the attack, Olveda, had apparently been “keeping company” with Reynolds, and the female suspects were “not happy” about that, according to authorities. Olveda identified the two women who attacked her as Turner and Wacholtz.

The court record said Olveda sustained a number of lacerations and bruises to her head.

According to Stone County Circuit Court records, four women — Turner, Wacholtz, Darlene Marie Reynolds-Treat, and Crystal D. Lowery — were each involved in the attack, apparently from planning to execution. The bond on each was set at $20,000, and they face charges of aggravated residential burglary, battery in the first degree, and aggravated assault — all felonies.



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