RIVER RADIO NEWS 031615
SIKESTON POLICE SEEK “ARMED AND DANGEROUS” GUNMAN
Police in Sikeston are looking for a man they say was involved in a shooting incident last week.
According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the shooting occurred March 7th, shortly before 3 am. They say a man, who was driving, was shot in the head and received minor injuries. A passenger in the vehicle took the victim to an area hospital and then left before officers were able to question him.
While processing the men’s vehicle, investigators found evidence that they may have had been armed and that they had possibly shot from their vehicle.
A second shooting occurred on March 9th around 11am at the Jackson/Jaycee intersection. This shooting is believed to be connected to the incident from Saturday night.
An ongoing investigation revealed the passenger in the vehicle was 20 year old Tevin Terrell Golden, of Sikeston. Golden is considered armed and dangerous. He has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of Golden to contact Crime Stoppers at 573-471-1500. All tips can remain anonymous and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.
POPLAR BLUFF FAMILY INJURED IN WEEKEND HOUSE FIRE
A Poplar Bluff family sustained injuries in a house fire early yesterday morning.
Authorities say a 25 year old woman and her son were airlifted to a hospital in Memphis. A toddler received minor injuries and was treated locally. The victims names have not yet been released.
The fire broke out at around 2 am at a home on North Street. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.
JONESBORO WOMAN WAKES TO BURGLARS IN HER HOUSE
A Jonesboro woman was awakened early Saturday morning to find two people in her home.
According to the Jonesboro Police Department, the woman said she was sleeping on her couch when she heard a noise in her kitchen. She discovered two people dressed in black going through her purse. The suspects then fled the house.
Police say it appears the suspects entered the house after breaking the panes from an outside door.
KENNETT PAIR FACE FIREARM RELATED CHARGES
A pair of Kennett residents are facing a gun charge after being arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol yesterday.
According to Patrol report, 32 year old Christina M. Jones and 40 year old John N. Hale were taken into custody in Scott County shortly after midnight. They each have been charged with felony unlawful possession of firearm. Hale also faces a tampering with temporary registration charge.
BURGLARS USE VEHICLE TO BREAK INTO STORE
Jonesboro authorities are looking for a man who they say used a vehicle to break down the doors of an area convenience store early Saturday.
Police say video from the Express Mart on North Church Street shows a man in a silver car ramming the front doors multiple times until the doors broke. An alarm went off and the driver fled the scene.
However, the man returned later and entered the store. Cash and an iPad were taken.
Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP.
DEXTER WOMAN AND MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES AFTER WEEKEND ARRESTS
A Dexter woman is facing drug charges after her arrest Saturday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 42 year old Myra R. Emerson was taken into custody in Stoddard County and has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, Tramadol and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
The Patrol reports the arrest of a second Dexter resident just minutes later. 52 year old Tony G. Jarrell was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The Patrol did not specify if the two arrests were related.
SIKESTON MAN CAUSES OVER $1000 IN DAMAGE TO PLANTED CROP
A Sikeston man has been accused of causing over $1000 in damage to a planted crop.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, his department responded to a call early Saturday morning about a truck tearing up a farm field planted in winter wheat. The victim provided authorities with a description of the vehicle and the license plate number.
A registration check showed the truck as registered to 26 year old
Matthew Allan Marks. A deputy went to Marks’ residence, at which
time Marks told the officer that he was “wasted” and did not remember how he got home or who had been driving his vehicle. He denied any knowledge of damaging any crops because of his intoxication level.
Marks was arrested and submitted to a voluntary breath test. The test result for blood alcohol content was .000, indicating that Marks had not consumed any alcoholic beverage as stated.
Sheriff Walter stated that some folks have a desire to go “mudding” in a field, but fail to consider they may be trespassing, and causing property damage. The Sheriff asks everyone to carefully consider their actions and the related consequences before deciding to participate in any activity of this type.
SCOTT COUNTY CENTRAL GRABS CLASS 2 BOYS TITLE
(AP) - Javonta Daniel scored 23 points while Jeffery Porter added 17 to lead Scott County Central past Mid-Buchanan 53-48 in the Class 2 Boys Championship on Saturday.
Scott County Central captured its state-leading 18th title in school history, including its sixth in the past seven years. The Braves (27-4) previously competed in Class 1 before moving up to Class 2 this season.
Mid-Buchanan trailed throughout the first half but scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to knot the score at 36. The teams then traded points before Scott County Central gained the lead for good with 3:45 remaining on a layup by Porter that made it 48-46.
Garet Moulden finished with 24 points for the Dragons (30-2), who made their first-ever appearance in the title game.
MISSOURI GOVERNOR HEADED TO EUROPE FOR TRADE MISSION
(AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to visit Italy, Germany and Spain on a trade mission to Europe to promote the state.
The governor's office says the trade mission will include state officials, lawmakers and private business leaders.
Nixon plans to meet with executives from international companies with facilities in the state, including Italian cement and concrete producer Buzzi Unicem and the German-headquartered chemical company BASF.
A spokesman for the governor says the focus of this trip is meeting with private businesses.
The directors of the state departments of agriculture and economic development will accompany the governor.
The trip will begin Friday and end March 28.