RIVER RADIO NEWS 052715
WARRANT ISSUED FOR WOMAN IN CONNECTION TO FATAL JONESBORO SHOOTING
Authorities in Jonesboro are searching for a woman in the shooting death of Nelson McCullough.
According to KAIT, a capital murder warrant has been issued for 21 year old Tonisha Mitchell, of Jonesboro. McCullough died Monday following the shooting at an area residence.
Additional arrests are anticipated in the case. Anyone who has information on Mitchell’s location is asked to contact the Jonesboro Police Department.
MAN ACCUSED IN PARMA SHOOTING
(AP) - A 21 year old man is jailed without bond after being accused in the shooting death of a convenience store clerk in his southeastern Missouri hometown.
New Madrid County prosecutors have charged Deion Martin, of Parma, with one count each of first degree murder and first degree robbery, and two counts of armed criminal action.
Investigators allege Martin shot 59 year old Brenda Smith in the head May 18th at the D and L One Stop in Parma when she refused to open the store's safe. Smith later died at a hospital.
Martin was arrested Sunday in the St. Louis area after police said they got a tip about his whereabouts.
SIKESTON MAN ACCUSED OF STRANGLING AND THREATENING TO KILL WOMAN
A Sikeston man is facing charges after a woman told police that he strangled and threatened to kill her.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 47 year old Michael Myers has been charged with second degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
The victim told police that Myers had accused her of cheating before he tried to strangler her. Myers also allegedly got a shotgun, loaded one live round in the chamber, and told the victim he was going to kill her and himself.
After speaking with another person, Myers unloaded the firearm and went outside to wait for law enforcement.
The victim reportedly had contusions to her right arm and under her chin. She also had swelling and a laceration to her lower lip, along with a laceration to her lower left leg.
JACKSON POLICE SEARCHING FOR PERSON OF INTEREST IN ROBBERY
Police in Jackson are searching for a person of interest in a robbery case.
Police are looking for 23 year old Evan Tillman, of Jackson, in connection to a home invasion robbery that was reported on May 20th.
Jackson Police say Tillman should be considered armed and dangerous and citizens should alert local law enforcement should he be located. A picture of Tillman is available on our Facebook page.
Two other men were arrested in connection to the case last week.
HAYWOOD CITY MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND STEALING
A Haywood City man has been charged in connection to an incident at an area residence.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells us that the victim told a deputy that her residence was broken into and someone stole
over $1,000 in stereo equipment and loose change.
A witness told the victim that 20 year old Darion Gipson had stolen the items and taken them to his grandmother’s house. The witness reportedly saw Gipson with the stolen items at the house.
Gipson was taken into custody and has been charged with second degree burglary, stealing over $500, and misdemeanor property damage.
SIKESTON OFFICIALS SEARCHING FOR TWO SUSPECTS IN ALLEGED THEFT
Officials in Sikeston are searching for two suspects in connection to an alleged theft at an area storage shed.
A video released Tuesday by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety shows the two suspects, along with a vehicle they were in. The video is available on our facebook page.
Anyone who can help identify the suspects in the video is asked to contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.
EAST PRAIRIE MAN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL ABUSE
An East Prairie man has been arrested following an incident where a canine was allegedly beat with a plunger.
According to the East Prairie Police Department, an officer reported that a canine appeared to have a laceration on its head, was not able to use any of his limbs and appeared to be paralyzed.
A preliminary report from a vet found that the animal’s injuries were consistent with “blunt force trauma to the head causing bleeding or swelling of the brain and possible trauma to the abdomen.”
29 year old Timothy Boyer II was arrested and charged with animal abuse.
JACKSON MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY
A Jackson man is facing drug related charges following his arrest Tuesday morning in Cape Girardeau County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 29 year old Travis Licare was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia; and driving while intoxicated, aggravated offender.
WAPPAPELLO MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ATV WRECK
A Wappapello man has serious injuries in connection to an ATV wreck Tuesday.
According to the Highway Patrol, 33 year old Andy Gibney was driving an ATV that overturned at a Possum Creek Boat Ramp in Wayne County. Gibney, who was allegedly not wearing a safety device, was ejected during the wreck.
He was taken by air to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ARKANSAS WEIGHING COMBINING 2 COURTHOUSES
(AP) - Some elected officials in a northeast Arkansas county seek the consolidation of two old courthouses amid increasing maintenance costs.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the dual courthouse system was established nearly a century ago in Mississippi County, with one facility in Osceola and another in Blytheville, to make access to government services easier for residents.
County officials are discussing building a new courthouse and combining the operations.
The county judge says preliminary plans call for the construction of a 55,000-square foot, three-story building for more than $15.5 million. He says it's no longer feasible to have two courthouses.
Mississippi County is one of 10 Arkansas counties with two seats.