RIVER RADIO NEWS 062714
TWO POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES
Two Poplar Bluff residents are facing drug charges after being stopped by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Jefferson County.
According to authorities, 29 year old Jamar M. Griffin and 20 year old Giselle M. Cravens were taken into custody yesterday morning.
Griffin has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and distribution of a controlled substance.
Cravens faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
CARUTHERSVILLE MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER STABBING CITY EMPLOYEE
A Caruthersville man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a city employee yesterday.
A release from the Caruthersville Police Department says officers were called to the local city hall shortly after 11 am about a man brandishing a knife. Upon arrival, police discovered that water department employee Elizabeth Hardesty had been stabbed multiple times.
After a search of the area and questioning multiple residents, officers located Richard Jaworski at a residence on Highland Avenue. He admitted that he had stabbed Hardesty because she was to blame for his water being shut off.
Hardesty was airlifted to a Memphis hospital. No details about her condition have been released at this time.
Jaworski faces charges on two counts of first degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and first degree burglary.
JONESBORO MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE
A Jonesboro man has been charged with rape after a probable cause hearing determined he had assaulted a teenage girl.
Authorities say 39 year old Jeremy Scott Harrell allegedly touched the genitals and performed a sexual act on a 15 year old girl.
Harrell told authorities that the girl had made sexual advances on him.
TWO IN STODDARD COUNTY FACING DRUG CHARGES IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS
Two Stoddard County men are facing drug related charges after their arrests this week in separate incidents.
Authorities say 58 year old Tom A. McCoy, of Dexter, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance after officers found two baggies containing crystal methamphetamine in his vehicle.
A second arrest was made Tuesday after investigators executed a search warrant at a residence on West St. Francis Street in Dexter. During the search, police seized methamphetamine, several items of drug paraphernalia and items used in the distribution of a controlled substance. 52 year old Gary Lee Lane was taken into custody on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
TWO CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AFTER ENTERING ABANDONED APARTMENT
Two people are facing burglary charges in Mississippi County.
Authorities say 38 year old Ronald Powell, Jr., of Caruthersville and 32 year old Jayne Raye Love, of East Prairie have each been charged with second degree burglary and misdemeanor trespassing.
The charges stem from an incident Monday afternoon, when Powell contacted the Sheriff’s Department saying he needed assistance entering a public housing apartment in the Eagles Landing subdivision. Powell told the responding deputy that he had a key and the tenant’s permission to enter the home and remove items.
It was discovered that the tenant had abandoned the apartment and that management had changed the locks in an attempt to protect the items left behind. The deputy advised Powell not to enter the apartment until he was granted permission from public housing management.
A short time later, a deputy was dispatched to a burglary in progress at the same location, where the deputy found Powell, Love, the apartment’s former tenant and a juvenile. A window screen had been cut. The deputy assessed that the juvenile had entered the home through the window and opened the door for the adults.
The officer arrived on the scene before any items could be removed.
WOMAN’S HOME BURGLARIZED WHILE SHE WAS HOSPITALIZED, EVERYTHING TAKEN
Jonesboro Police are investigating a burglary incident after a woman who was in the hospital for several months came home to discover her belongings missing.
According to authorities, a 54 year old female told officers that someone entered her house while she was hospitalized. She told them that everything from her clothing to the water heater was taken. The victim reported that she had spoken to two people who are considered suspects who admitted to taking and selling items.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 870-935-STOP.
PATTON MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AFTER LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
A Patton resident is facing multiple charges after being taken into custody by the Missouri State Highway Patrol shortly before 1 am yesterday.
Few details have been released, but according to a Patrol arrest report, 23 year old Devon A. Matlock was arrested in Bollinger County and has been charged with felony second degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.
GRANDIN MAN FACING DRUG CHARGE
A Grandin man is facing a drug related charge after his arrest by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Authorities say 46 year old David M. Brannon was taken into custody yesterday evening in Ripley County. He has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.