SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY
A man on the Sex Offender registry was recently taken into custody in Stoddard County.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Office, 34 year old Preston Simpson, of Dexter, was arrested on a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender.
According to the state sex offender registry, Simpson had previously been convicted in Cape Girardeau County on charges of 1st degree statutory rape and child molestation.
THREE ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH OF POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENCE
Three people were arrested earlier this month following the search of a Poplar Bluff residence.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, on Tuesday, August 11th, officers executed a search warrant at the residence of Michael and Ashley Bilbrey. During the search, officers located approximately six ounces of marijuana, suspected hydrocodone, and drug paraphernalia.
Michael and Ashley Bilbrey along with Casual Banks, of Poplar Bluff were each taken into custody on drug and paraphernalia charges.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED AFTER RUNNING FROM BUTLER COUNTY DEPUTY
A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody Sunday after he allegedly ran from a Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that 24 year old Terrell Williams was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and distribution of marijuana.
Williams fled from the deputy during a stop near Black Creek Cemetery early Sunday morning. He was later found and arrested at a nearby residence.
Williams reportedly has active warrants through Butler County including sale of a controlled substance near a school and possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana.
WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE AFTER SHE WAS ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT STEALING FROM AREA BUSINESS
A Williamsville woman is facing multiple charges following an incident at an area business.
According to Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 33 year old Rebecca Alsup was arrested Saturday on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drugs paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
Alsup was reportedly caught taking items from Wal-Mart in Poplar Bluff without paying for them. A Poplar Bluff police officer then found items commonly used in the consumption of methamphetamine in her purse, including a glass smoking pipe with a crystalline substance inside.
A man, Craig Wood, was also taken into custody during the incident.
JERICA FOXX CHOSEN FOR POPLAR BLUFF CITY COUNCIL
The Poplar Bluff City Council has chosen who will fill the seat made vacant by the resignation of Jack Rushin.
The council unanimously approved Jerica Foxx for the Councilman at Large seat during a meeting Monday night.
Foxx will hold the seat until the next Poplar Bluff regular election.
Before Foxx was approved, the council voted on Jim Christman, however he fell one vote short of the four votes needed to appoint someone.
JUVENILE IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING INCIDENT WITH MACHETE
A Juvenile was taken into custody in Northeast Arkansas following an incident with a machete last week.
According to Blytheville Police, a juvenile female told authorities that she had been attacked with a machete by another juvenile on Friday.
The victim suffered several lacerations on her head in the incident. The alleged attacker was taken into custody.
SIKESTON WOMAN ALLEGEDLY CRASHES GOLF CART AND ASSAULTS OFFICER
A Sikeston woman is facing charges after she allegedly crashed a golf cart and assaulted a police officer.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells KWOC News that 22 year old Crista South has been charged with driving while intoxicated and assault of a law enforcement officer.
Juveniles who had been with South told authorities that she had been driving a golf cart very fast and ran into a ditch. South reportedly admitted to the deputies she had been drinking alcohol.
When she was placed under arrest, she became combative, kicked the windows of a patrol car and struck a deputy in the face with her hand.
South was booked pending the filing of formal charges by the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route N in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
Route N will be reduced from 7:30 am to 4 pm between Route AB and Route 91.