RIVER RADIO 081114
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEARCHING FOR MAN IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING
Poplar Bluff Police are looking for a man in connection to a shooting incident early Sunday morning.
According to Captain David Sutton, officers were dispatched to a residence on Roxie Drive at around 2:30 am Sunday in reference to shots being fired into a house.
Witnesses told officers that 25 year old Christopher Gainwell, of Poplar Bluff, fired three shots through a window into the house after being refused entry. No injuries were reported.
Captain Sutton says Gainwell should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Gainwell’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department.
A picture of Gainwell is available on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/930KWOC.
CYCLIST KILLED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK
A Batesville, Arkansas man has died following a wreck Thursday night in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 44 year old Woody Allen Thompson was traveling on a bicycle inside the southbound lane of traffic on Highway 167 when he was hit by two vehicles.
The incident occurred shortly after 10 pm.
JONESBORO MAN FACING ASSAULT AND ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION CHARGES
A Jonesboro man is in custody in connection to an alleged assault in Cape Girardeau.
According to Missouri Case Net, 40 year old Robert L. Brewer is facing felony charges of first degree assault with serious physical injury and armed criminal action.
The charges stem from an incident Thursday night at a Cape Girardeau hotel. The victim reportedly suffered several wounds and was in stable condition Friday morning following surgery.
WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN CONNECTION TO 2011 SHOOTING DEATH
The sister of a Jonesboro man who was shot to death in his home nearly three years ago says she's "shocked and relieved" that the man's wife pleaded guilty to charges in the case.
Michelle Despain pleaded guilty Friday to hindering apprehension or prosecution in the August 24th, 2011, shooting death of Marc Despain. Prosecutors reduced the charge from capital murder and agreed to recommend a 30 year prison sentence when Despain is sentenced on September 17th.
Deputy Prosecutor Mike Walden said prosecutors agreed to the deal out of concern over recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about the admissibility of cellphone evidence that may have affected the state's case.
Jacquelyn Henley, Marc Despain's sister, told The Jonesboro Sun that the family wasn't expecting the guilty plea and was "shocked and relieved," with the development.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff woman is facing a felony drug charge following her arrest Friday afternoon.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 64 year old Linda F. Davis is facing a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, Clorazepate.
Davis was arrested at 2:30 pm Friday afternoon in Butler County.
DEXTER MAN FACING METH CHARGE
A Dexter man was arrested Sunday evening on multiple drug related charges.
According to the Highway Patrol, 28 year old Mark J. Owens was arrested in Stoddard County on charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance, marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
MAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A Silva man was taken into custody early Friday morning on drug charges.
According to the Highway Patrol, 44 year old Glen Reando was arrested in Wayne County on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone; and possession of a controlled substance, oxycodone.
Reando was also charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.
SIKESTON MAN CHARGED WITH TAMPERING
A Sikeston man has been charged after he allegedly tried to force his way into a vehicle.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 41 year old Nickie J. Cain has been charged with felony first degree tampering.
A woman told a sheriff’s deputy on Saturday that Cain had broken the door handle off her pickup and left the scene. Cain was later located and reportedly admitted that he tried to force his way into the truck and broke the door handle off in the process.
WEEK AND A HALF LONG ROAD PROJECT BEGINNING TODAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in New Madrid County beginning today to partially overlay Route P.
The overlay is scheduled to be performed from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm daily through Thursday, August 21st.
While work is ongoing, Route P will be reduced to one lane from Route BB to Route WW.
HIGHWAY 25 IN DUNKLIN COUNTY TO BE REDUCED FOR CONCRETE WORK
Route 25 in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform concrete work.
The work zone is located south of County Road 414 at White Oak to the city limits of Kennett.
Weather permitting, work will take place through Thursday, August 14th from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.