RIVER RADIO NEWS 090514
FORMER DEXTER PASTOR CHARGED WITH STEALING AND FORGERY
A former Dexter pastor is facing charges after being accused of stealing over $112,000 from the church he worked at.
Authorities say Marcus C. Geuin, former pastor of First Pentecostal Church, has been charged with stealing and forgery.
Police began an investigation after members of the church board discovered that there was little money in the church’s bank account. The investigation revealed that in addition to allegedly taking money from the church account, Geuin forged two signatures on a bank document.
Geuin resigned from the church in May 2013.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS MAN BREAKS INTO RESTAURANT WHERE HE WORKED TO STEAL DRUG MONEY
A Northeast Arkansas man has been arrested after admitting that he broke into the restaurant where he was employed in order to steal money to buy drugs.
According to authorities, Joe Dever has been charged with burglary and theft.
Dever is accused of breaking in through the back door of Old Hickory BBQ in Jonesboro and taking about $300. Dever was identified through surveillance video.
Dever told officers that he was drunk and on cocaine at the time of the burglary and that he had taken the money to purchase more drugs.
NEW MADRID MAN FACING MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES
A New Madrid man was taken into custody early Thursday morning on multiple drug related charges.
According to the Highway Patrol, 47 year old Donald Harris is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Harris was arrested at 12:40 am Thursday in New Madrid County.
OFFICIALS RECEIVE REPORTS OF COUNTERFEIT MONEY IN DEXTER
Dexter authorities say they have received multiple reports this week of counterfeit money.
According to the Dexter Police Department, counterfeit $100 bills were used at two locations Tuesday on Business Highway 60. The reports were made just over an hour apart.
SEVEN INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR WINONA
A single vehicle wreck in Shannon County resulted in injuries to seven people.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, on Wednesday afternoon an Oldsmobile Cutlass hit an embankment off of a County Road near Winona and overturned.
Seven people were injured in the wreck, one seriously. The woman who was seriously injured was flown to a West Plains hospital before being transferred to a hospital in Springfield.
ARKANSAS GOVERNOR TO PARDON 15 PEOPLE
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has announced his intent to grant 15 pardons to applicants who have completed their jail time, fulfilled all parole and probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences.
The governor's office said Thursday that an additional 49 clemency requests were denied and 18 had no action taken on them. They included requests from both inmates and non-inmates.
Fourteen of the applicants slated for pardons are from Arkansas; one is from Louisiana. One of the pardons is for Jason Crabtree, of Bono, who was convicted for possession of methamphetamine in 1998.
There's a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the pardons before final action is taken.
MOBILE OFFICE SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 10TH IN POPLAR BLUFF
A mobile office will be held next week in Poplar Bluff.
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host the Mobile Office on Wednesday, September 10th, from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Mark Twain National Forest Service Office.
Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
MEET THE RAIDERS NIGHT TO BE HELD ON MONDAY
Three Rivers College will hold their annual “Meet the Raiders Night” next week.
The event will showcase the players and coaches for the Raiders basketball and baseball teams, the Lady Raiders basketball and softball teams, the rodeo team, the dance squad and the spirit squad.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to support the Booster Club through reserved seat and membership purchases. Meet the Raiders Night will begin at 7:15 pm on Monday, September 8th. Admission to the event is free, and a meal ticket is $5 for non-students. The meal will begin at 6 pm.