AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING DEAD BODY FOUND IN BUTLER COUNTY
Following up on a story we broke for you yesterday, authorities are investigating after a body was found Thursday afternoon in Butler County.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that the Butler County Major Case Squad was activated following the discovery of a body in a car trunk on County Road 355 between Harviell and Neelyville.
Foul play is suspected in the death and an autopsy has been scheduled for today. The identity of the man found was not available.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING CHARGE FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING A JUVENILE
A 45 year old Poplar Bluff man is facing a child abuse charge in connection to an incident on Tuesday.
According to Chief Deputy Brian Evans with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, an officer was dispatched Tuesday evening to a residence in reference to a domestic in progress.
At the residence the reporting party told an officer that Zachariah Hampton had punched a juvenile. Hampton admitted to the officer that he had punched a juvenile relative and that he was sorry.
The victim reportedly had red marks on her chest and both arms.
Hampton was taken into custody on a charge of abuse of child.
GREENVILLE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR RESISTING ARREST IN WAYNE COUNTY
A Greenville man is facing a felony charge following his arrest Thursday evening in Wayne County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 38 year old Justin Schmitt was arrested for felony resisting arrest and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Schmitt also reportedly had a felony probation parole warrant.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG WARRANT
Authorities say a Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody on a felony drug related warrant.
Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 38 year old Brian Hill was arrested Thursday in Cape Girardeau County on a felony warrant out of Wayne County for drug trafficking.
Hill has also been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES FOUND DURING SEARCH IN SIKESTON
The execution of a search warrant in Sikeston has led the arrest of an area man.
Captain James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that 41 year old Tiron Sylvester Mitchell, of Sikeston, was arrested after authorities found a weapon and controlled substances were found during a search.
McMillen says officers found a small caliber handgun, 34 grams of marijuana, 3 grams of methamphetamine and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Detectives are seeking felony charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance – scheduled narcotic with intent to distribute, and illegal possession of a firearm.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO OFFER HISET TEST IN MALDEN
Three Rivers College will be offering a High School equivalence test next month in Malden.
The HiSET High School Equivalence Test will be administered on Saturday, September 19th from 8 am to 4 pm at the college’s center in Malden.
The HiSET is an online test that covers writing, essay, math, science, social studies and reading. For more information or to register for the test, go online to hiset.ets.org. The deadline to register is September 16th.
DICE RUN TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND TO RAISE MONEY FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
A Dice run is scheduled for this weekend to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
The Ride for a Cure Dice Run in Memory of Larry Maronay will begin at 1 pm on August 29th at the Dexter Eagles Club. Registration will begin at 11 am.
The entry fee is $10 per bike and a $5 for additional riders. A motorcycle is not required to participate in the dice run; you can use any type of licensed vehicle. All proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
For more information, contact Brian Jones at 573-421-1771.