RIVER RADIO NEWS 031715
WANTED SIKESTON GUNMAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
A Sikeston man who was wanted for his alleged involvement in two shooting incidents has been taken into custody.
Authorities say 20 year old Tevin Terrell Golden, of Sikeston, was arrested yesterday. Golden has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.
An investigation of a shooting on March 7th, in which a man was shot in the head, revealed that Golden was in the vehicle with the victim. 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. Police believe Golden was involved in the second shooting, as well.
FIVE CHARGED WITH DRUG DISTRIBUTION IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY
The search of an Anniston home has led to the arrest of five people on drug distribution charges.
According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, 36 year old Jason Scott Lee, 29 year old Ashliegh Renae Jackson, 37 year old Elizabeth Marlene Cole, 29 year old Jeremy Luther Bradley, and 51 year old Doyle Wayne Wheatley, all of Anniston, have each been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities say the search yielded a large quantity of methamphetamine and amphetamine, three digital scales, hundreds of baggies and other items used in drug distribution.
SIKESTON MAN FACING CHARGES AFTER ASSAULTING AN OFFICER
A Sikeston man is facing an assault charge after he allegedly ran his vehicle into a police car.
Authorities say the incident happened Saturday in Charleston.
An officer with the Charleston Department of Public Safety stopped a vehicle after receiving information that suspicious activity was taking place in a parking lot on South Main Street.
The driver, 25 year old Corian Greer initially stopped, but then ran his car into the officer’s vehicle and ran on foot.
Greer was captured a short time later and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana.
MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES FOR LOWNDES MAN
A Lowndes man is facing multiple drug related charges after being arrested yesterday evening.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 70 year old Larry W. Hornbuckle was taken into custody yesterday shortly after 7:30 pm in Wayne County.
Hornbuckle has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, marijuana; felony possession of a controlled substance; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
BENTON MAN FACING GUN CHARGES
A Benton man is facing gun charges after being taken into custody by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 50 year old Kenneth Blankenship has been charged with felon unlawful possession of a firearm.
Sheriff Walter says deputies executed a search warrant at Blankenship’s early Sunday. During the search, investigators located a .22 caliber handgun in a pocket of a jacket Blankenship was seen wearing.
Blankenship’s past criminal convictions qualified him to be charged with a weapon’s offense.
Another resident of the home, 37 year old Bobbie Joe Wipfler, was also taken into custody on a warrant out of Arkansas.
CHARLESTON MAN SHOTS GUN THROUGH SUNROOF, ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION
A Charleston man has been arrested and is facing drug possession and firearm related charges.
Authorities say an on duty officer was drawn to the intersection of Lee and Marshall Streets Saturday after hearing gun shots. The officer witnessed a vehicle leaving the area and initiated a traffic stop.
During a search of the vehicle, police located spent ammunition and drugs.
The driver of the vehicle, 22 year old Demarcus Turner, was taken into custody and has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon and possession of marijuana.
CAPE MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE
A Cape Girardeau man has been charged with rape after being accused of attacking a woman over the weekend.
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reports that they received a call just before 1 am Sunday from a woman who said she had been assaulted and raped.
Authorities say they located and arrested 19 year old Jacoby T. Wilson about 30 minutes later.
Wilson has been charged with felony rape.
FIRST YEAR LAKE ROAD TEACHER EARNS STATE AWARD
Tyler Lappe, of Lake Road Elementary School, was among 61 teachers in Missouri who won the outstanding beginning teacher award recently during the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education spring conference in Jefferson City.
Lappe, a third grade teacher in his very first year, “arrives to school early and stays late,” according to the letter of recommendation from his principal, Erica Weadon. “His leadership qualities and work ethic are outstanding,” added Three Rivers College Coordinator of Teacher Education, Madawn Traxel, who submitted the nomination.
Lappe earned his associate degree in teaching elementary education from Three Rivers and received his bachelor’s degree from Hannibal-LaGrange University.
ROUTE B IN DUNKLIN COUNTY CLOSED FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS
A portion of Route B in Dunklin County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs over culvert.
This affected section of roadway is located between Route BB and Route 62.
Work is scheduled to take place today from 8 am to 3 pm.