Thursday October 17, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT 

Poplar Bluff residents will have a chance to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs next weekend.  

The Poplar Bluff Police Department will be holding a Drug Take Back event on Saturday, October 26th from 10 am to 2 pm at Wal-Mart on Westwood Blvd. 

Participants must simply bring their medications to Wal-Mart for disposal. They cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps, only pills and patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

For more information, or to find a collection site near you, go to www.dea.gov.

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Tuesday October 15, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR ARMED MAN 

The Poplar Bluff Police Department is searching for an armed man. 

Officials tell KWOC News that the man in question, Richard Trice, is wanted on felony warrants, and that he known to be armed. 

If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.

Monday October 14, 2019

LOCAL RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE 

Two Poplar Bluff residents were taken into custody in Butler County on Sunday for possession of methamphetamine. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 42 year old Bryan Swift and Vickie Campbell, of Poplar Bluff, were arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. 

They both also face charges on possession of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 

They were both sent to the Butler County Jail following their arrests.

Friday October 11, 2019

Friday October 11, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH 

A Poplar Bluff man was killed Thursday evening in a single vehicle crash in Dunklin County. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred around 9 pm on Route J, 2 miles east of Glennonville.  

31 year old Rodney Labryer was driving when his vehicle travelled off the roadway, struck a ditch, and overturned.  

Labryer was reportedly not wearing a safety device, and was ejected during the wreck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  

A 32 year old passenger received serious injuries, and was taken by ambulance to the Poplar Bluff hospital.

Thursday October 10, 2019

DEFENSE ATTORNEY CHARGED WITH TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS AND PERJURY IN CONNECTION TO BUTLER COUNTY TRIAL 

A Springfield defense attorney is facing charges in connection to a trial held in Butler County. 

38-year-old Adam Woody was charged last week with perjury and two counts of tampering with a witness regarding a 2016 retrial where Woody represented Michael Amick. 

The Missouri Supreme Court ordered the retrial, moving the case to Butler County, where Amick was acquitted in the 2008 killing of his wife's grandmother. 

A prisoner testified during a pretrial hearing that a fellow prisoner had confessed to the killing. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers are now saying that the prisoner was paid $1,000. The prisoner did not testify during the trial.

Wednesday October 9, 2019

CHAFFEE WOMAN FACES POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE – HEROIN 

A woman has been arrested in New Madrid County for several felony charges, including possession of heroin. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol states that 24 year old Kendra Kennedy, of Chaffee, has been taken into custody for felony possession of a controlled substance – Heroin, and driving while suspended. 

She also faces a charge for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tuesday October 8, 2019

Tuesday October 8, 2019

LOCAL MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT OF A TODDLER 

An area man has been taken into custody for the alleged assault of a toddler. 

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 22 year old Jordan Holloway struck both a 3 year old child and a 23 year old man in the head with a handgun on Saturday.  

Officials say the incident occurred on the front lawn of a residence on Lester Street.  

Information obtained from the victim suggests the assault was in response to an earlier physical altercation. 

Holloway was arrested and lodged in the Butler County Jail on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a child - 1st degree, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Monday October 7, 2019

Monday October 7, 2019

MULTIPLE FATALITIES REPORTED AFTER WRECK IN STODDARD COUNTY 

Multiple deaths have been reported following a single vehicle wreck last night in Stoddard County. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 55 year old Jeffrey Stultz, of Pocahontas AR, ran off Missouri Highway 25 and struck a utility pole, ejecting him from the vehicle. 

Both Stultz and a passenger, 41 year old Renee Karpinski, of Holcomb, were pronounced dead at the scene by Stoddard County Coroner Kenny Pope. 

Two other people were injured, and both were transported to a hospital in Cape Giradeau.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

DEXTER MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON MULTIPLE STATUTORY SODOMY RELATED COUNTS

A Dexter man has been taken into custody on multiple statutory sodomy related counts.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 45 year old Chris Eugene Stickler Sr. was recently booked on four counts of statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy - deviate sexual intercourse.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

DONIPHAN WOMAN FACING MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES

Authorities in Ripley County have arrested a Doniphan woman on multiple felony charges.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 32 year old Jacquelyn Young was taken into custody Monday afternoon on a felony charge of assault on a law enforcement officer.

Monday, September 30, 2019

SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING BOATER IN CLAY COUNTY

Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are searching for a missing boater.

According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, 911 received a call reporting that a boater was missing near Holland’s Lodge on the Black River.

Multiple agencies, including the Clay County Emergency Task Force and Arkansas Game and Fish have been assisting in the search since 5 pm Sunday evening.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE TRYING TO LOCATE MAN WHO ESCAPED FROM CUSTODY

Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who was arrested and then escaped earlier this week.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, a reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Colton Howell.

Monday September 23, 2019

PIEDMONT WOMAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK 

A single vehicle wreck in New Madrid County has resulted in the death of a Piedmont woman.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred early Friday morning on New Madrid County Road 250.  

37 year old Heather Hicks was driving when her vehicle travelled off the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned.  

Hicks was reportedly not wearing a safety device and was ejected during the wreck.  

She was later pronounced dead at the scene by New Madrid County Coroner George DeLisle.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

MAN WHO HAD WARRANTS FROM THREE STATES TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN DEXTER

A man who had active warrants from three states has been apprehended in Dexter.

According to the Dexter Police Department, early Wednesday morning, an officer conducted a traffic stop for an expired license plate. During the stop, the driver falsely identified himself and then attempted to flee on foot.