Flippin man with criminal cases stretching back to 1989 back in court

Photo: Kirk Allen Winnett

A Flippin man with a string of criminal cases stretching back to 1989 appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court last Thursday.

Forty-eight-year-old Kirk Allen Winnett was arrested Sept. 12, after a small plastic bag containing a “crystal substance” was found in a watch pocket of his pants.

Winnett had been pulled over for a minor traffic violation.

During his court appearance, he entered a plea of not guilty to charges of possession of methamphetamine, a parole violation and traffic offenses.

Winnett’s first criminal charges were filed in Baxter and Boone counties. In those cases, Winnett was accused of breaking or entering and theft of property.

In 1996, Winnett was charged with third-degree carnal abuse in Marion County, requiring him to register as a sex offender.

Many of his charges since that time stem from violations of sex offender registration requirements.

A majority of his 11 criminal cases have been filed in Marion County.

A couple of domestic relations cases were opened in Marion County Circuit Court, when a woman filed petitions for orders of protection to keep Winnett away from her and her young granddaughter.

Winnett was also arrested on a drug charge in 2003 in Marion County.

Winnett’s bond in his latest case is set at $5,000.

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