RIVER RADIO NEWS 070615
MAN’S SHOOTING DEATH INVESTIGATED AS HOMICIDE IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
A homicide investigation has been initiated in connection to a shooting in Pemiscot County.
According to KFVS, authorities received a report Friday morning that a body was found in front of a trailer near Holland, Missouri.
The body has been identified as 30 year old Larry Turner, of Hayti. He had reportedly been shot multiple times.
Multiple agencies are assisting with the investigation.
ADVANCE TEENAGER KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
An Advance teenager has died, while another has serious injuries following a single vehicle crash Saturday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred on Route Y, near Grassy. A vehicle, driven by a 16 year old male, ran off the side of the road and struck several mailboxes and trees. Both the driver and a 17 year old passenger were not wearing a safety device and were ejected during the wreck.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
PARAGOULD WOMAN KILLED IN FRIDAY WRECK
A Paragould woman is dead following a wreck Friday in Saline County, Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 45 year old Shelly Morris lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 530 and was struck by another vehicle. Morris’s vehicle then ran off the road and hit a tree.
Morris was killed in the wreck. There were no other injuries reported.
SILVER ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WOMAN
A silver alert has been issued for a missing Northeast Arkansas woman.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 90 year old Lavinda Counce, of Bay, has been missing since Friday. Counce is 5’3” tall, weighing 100 pounds, with short gray curled hair and brown eyes.
The ASP says Counce has dementia and was last seen at 400 Lunsford Avenue in Bay. She was on her way to visit a friend at St. Bernard’s in Jonesboro. KAIT is reporting that authorities have reason to believe that the woman might have been abducted.
Anyone with information about the case should contact the Bay Police Department at 870-781-3221. A photo of Counce is available on our Facebook page.
MAN ARRESTED FOR STRIKING BROTHER WITH A HAMMER
A Sikeston man has been charged in connection to an incident where a man was hit with a hammer.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 70 year old Jerry Savat is facing charges of second degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.
Savat allegedly had gotten into an argument with his brother and struck him multiple times in the head with the hammer.
ONE IN CUSTODY, ANOTHER SOUGHT, IN CONNECTION TO STEELE ROBBERY
Steele police are searching for a suspect in connection to a robbery last week.
Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield says the victim was reportedly walking on North 1st Street on June 30, when he was attacked by two men who struck him on the head and continued to beat him.
The men took the victim’s cell phone and money. An investigation into the incident identified the two suspects as 24 year old Sherman Houston, of Steele, and 21 year old Marquel Lawless, also of Steele. Warrants were issued charging both men with first degree robbery.
Houston has been arrested in connection to the case. Anyone who has information on Lawless’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Steele Police Department at 573-695-3411.
SEARCH LEADS TO ARREST OF POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ON DRUG CHARGE
Approximately one pound of high grade marijuana was found last week during the search of a Poplar Bluff residence.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the search warrant was executed by investigators with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force, DEA Task Force, BATF, and the United States Postal Inspectors Office.
46 year old Lisa McGuire, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING METH CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody last week on drug related charges.
According to authorities, 30 year old Noah Burke was arrested Thursday morning in Butler County.
Burke is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and failure to register a motor vehicle.
MALDEN MAN ARRESTED ON METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE
A Malden man is facing a drug charge following his arrest Friday in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Shane Kirsch was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO POPLAR BLUFF SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT
A Poplar Bluff man has surrendered himself to police in connection to a reported shoplifting incident last week.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, on Wednesday a male and female were shopping at an area business. They placed merchandise into a shopping cart, and checked out at a self-checkout register.
The man allegedly failed to scan all of the items in his cart. As he left the store, an associate asked him if he had forgotten to scan the items. The male then fled the store. The total amount of the merchandise taken was just under $50.
Police say on Friday, 33 year old Matthew Johnson surrendered himself to authorities. He was booked in on a charge of stealing.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Route V in Stoddard County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe under the roadway.
The section of roadway to be affected is located one mile north of Route K.
Work will take place today from 9 am to 3 pm.
CREWS CLOSING PEMISCOT COUNTY ROAD TO REPLACE A PIPE
Route YY in Pemiscot County is closed today so crews can replace a pipe under the roadway.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route YY is closed at the junction of Route T until 4:30 pm this afternoon for the replacement.