MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY RUNNING FROM OFFICER IN POPLAR BLUFF
A man was taken into custody Sunday after he allegedly attempted to run from an officer in Poplar Bluff.
According to Poplar Bluff police, an officer was dispatched to a residence early Sunday morning in reference to a fight. When the officer arrived he observed a man walking away from the building.
The officer tried to make contact with the man, however he ran from the scene. The man, 42 year old Jason Thompson, of Poplar Bluff, was later found and taken into custody.
He was processed and released on a summons for resisting arrest or lawful detention.
ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO JULY SHOOTOUT IN SIKESTON
Authorities in Sikeston have arrested a man in connection to a shootout that occurred in late July.
James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that 20 year old Orlando Sheron, of Sikeston, was taken into custody during a stop Friday.
Sheron was wanted on charges of 1st degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon in connection to a shootout he allegedly had with Dewayne Harris Jr. on July 30th. Police are still searching for Harris in connection to the incident.
During Sheron’s arrest, the department Canine “Levi” alerted on the vehicle Sheron was in for the presence of narcotics. Officers located a small amount of marijuana, a small set of digital scales, and a small amount of what appeared to be cocaine in the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle 28 year old Brandon Johnson, of Sikeston, was taken into custody and is facing charges including possession of a controlled substance, hindering prosecution, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
HIGHWAY PATROL ANNOUNCES SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT TO BE HELD IN BUTLER COUNTY
Captain George Ridens with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that the patrol will be holding a sobriety checkpoint sometime this month in Butler County.
In addition to the checkpoint, officers in Southeast Missouri will also be conducting a driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operation this month in seven counties including Butler, Stoddard, and Dunklin.
The saturation is a mobile operation in which troopers saturate a specific area in an effort to arrest impaired drivers.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT WARNING OF PHONE SCAM
The Poplar Bluff Police Department is warning area residents to be on the lookout for a phone scam.
According to Police Chief Danny Whiteley, a subject who identifies himself as David Green tells callers he is with Publisher's Clearinghouse and is contacting subjects, stating that they have "won the sweepstakes".
They then ask the person to go to a business and send money to a specific location by money-gram, money card, or western union. The caller will then say that after the money is sent, another person will contact them and "send the prize patrol".
Whiteley says the "callers" usually have a Middle Eastern accent and they are not based in the United States. If you receive this call you are advised to just hang up.
POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS TO HAVE FOUR DAY WEEKEND
Poplar Bluff students will be enjoying a four day weekend starting on Friday.
Superintendent Chris Hon tells KWOC News that Poplar Bluff R-1 Schools will be dismissed on Friday for a teacher collaboration day and Monday for Labor Day.
The regular class schedule will resume on Tuesday.
MASTER GARDENER MEETING TO BE HELD TONIGHT IN POPLAR BLUFF
Anyone wishing to learn more about horticulture should attend the Master Gardener meeting scheduled for tonight in Poplar Bluff.
The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 pm at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. There is no cost to attend.
Poplar Bluff Master Gardeners hold monthly meetings and educational opportunities for those with an interest in and wish to learn more about horticulture.
For more information, contact Sarah Denkler at the Butler County University of Missouri Extension by calling 573-686-8064.
CAMPBELL MAN CLAIMS $275,000 IN MISSOURI LOTTO DRAWING
A Campbell man has won $275,000 from a Missouri Lotto drawing.
Bill Depew was one of two winners from the Missouri Lotto drawing on August 15th for the 1.1 million dollar jackpot.
Depew, who purchased the ticket at a store in Hayti, says he plans on using the prize money to pay bills, however his wife says she is going to try to get him a new truck.
The Missouri Lottery says Depew chose the cash option, which puts the prize at $275,000 before taxes.