Donna Jo Ellis, 53, Chouteau, was in District Court Nov. 28 charged with indirect contempt of court for failure to pay restitution stemming from a 1998 case in which Ellis owes $2,940.80. Ellis pleaded not guilty. Bond was set at $3,000.
Ellis has a motion to revoke a suspended sentence on Feb. 22, 2013. Bond for her motion to revoke is $25,000. Ellis was charged with willful failure to pay from a 2010 felony conviction. The amount owed is $2,802.71. Judge Rebecca Gore set bond at 10 times the amount owed in that case. In 2010, Ellis was convicted of manufacture of controlled dangerous substance and possession of controlled dangerous substance. In 1999, Ellis was convicted of obtaining merchandise by bogus check.