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INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST OF THREE PEOPLE
An investigation in Poplar Bluff has led to the arrest of three people.
According to the Daily American Republic, 39 year old Robert Jamaine Lewis and 26 year old Sade Lashaye Anderson, each of St. Louis, were arrested Friday night on suspicion of selling heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A third person, 29 year old Jamar Mario Griffin, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody on warrants out of Madison County.
Over $2,000 and approximately eight grams of heroin were reportedly seized during a search.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF METH IN WAYNE COUNTY
A Poplar Bluff man was arrested on a meth related charge Monday afternoon in Wayne County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 34 year old Dennis King is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia; endangering the welfare of a child; and speeding, 102 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff woman was taken into custody Monday afternoon on multiple drug related charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 52 year old Sharon Perry was arrested in Butler County on charges of driving while intoxicated, drugs; possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone; and failure to maintain the right half of the roadway resulting in an accident.
METH LAB LOCATED IN CHARLESTON
Authorities in Charleston reported report having found a meth lab while executing an arrest warrant.
According to the Charleston Department of Public Safety, officers served an arrest warrant Friday night for 39 year old Richard Humphrey, of Charleston, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.
While executing the warrant, officers allegedly found a meth lab. Humphrey was taken into custody on the original warrant.
Authorities say that additional charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia are pending.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT RESULTS IN ARREST OF SIKESTON MAN
Authorities say that a Sikeston man has been taken into custody in connection to a domestic violence incident.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 21 year old James Dylan Revelle is facing charges of second degree domestic assault, unlawful use of a weapon, delivery or concealment of a controlled substance into a jail, and first degree trespassing.
Revelle allegedly produced a knife and threatened to cut his father’s throat during an incident on Friday.
Revelle was asked if he had anything illegal on his person prior to arriving at the jail. He stated he did not, however during the jail intake process, a small amount of marijuana was found in Revelle’s wallet.
INMATE FOUND DEAD IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Arkansas State Police are investigating the death of a 37 year old inmate found dead in his jail cell.
The Jonesboro Sun reports a Marked Tree Police Department employee found 37 year old James Ford on September 20. The employee says Ford was found hanging by a bed sheet in the cell.
The city police chief tells investigators Ford didn't indicate that he was suicidal and didn't cause trouble.
He had been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and driving on a suspended license.
WARRANT ISSUED FOR ILLINOIS MAN IN CAPE GIRARDEAU ROBBERY
A warrant has been issued for an Illinois man in connection to the robbery of a Cape Girardeau McDonald’s.
The warrant was issued for 32 year old Otha Don Watkins III on charges of first degree robbery and armed criminal action. According to the warrant, Watkins is accused of stealing money from the business while armed with a silver handgun.
POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL WINS STATE CHEERLEADING CHAMPIONSHIP
The Poplar Bluff High School Competition Cheer Squad is state champions for the second year in a row.
The team won the Class 4 Large Squad division of the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association State Championship at the University of Missouri on Sunday.
The entire campus community lined the streets to welcome the cheerleaders back to the High School on Monday.
BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERING FREE FLU CLINICS
The Butler County Health Department has announced that various free flu clinics will be offered throughout the month of October.
The first clinic has been scheduled for 2 to 6 pm on Wednesday, October 8th, at the Butler County Health Department. Dates and times for additional clinics are available online at butlercountyhealth.org.
NEW PRESIDENT OF MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS WANTS MORE DONE TO ASSIST CRIME VICTIMS
The new leader of the Missouri prosecutors' association says more needs to be done to assist crime victims.
Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight recently took over as president of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.
Knight says that fewer than half of Missouri's counties have advocates based in prosecutor's offices to help crime victims. He says that's "woefully inadequate" and that prosecutors must do more to ensure crime victims' rights are protected.
Over the next year, Knight says the organization also plans to outline best practices for law enforcement investigations and prosecutions.