POPLAR BLUFF MAN FOUND IN POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND COUNTERFEIT MONEY
A Tuesday burglary report has led to the arrest of a Poplar Bluff man.
Poplar Bluff Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rolland tells KWOC News that an officer was dispatched to a residence Tuesday night in reference to a burglary. A woman told police that her ex-boyfriend, Robert Seymore, was inside the residence.
Officers found Seymore in the residence and placed him in custody. During a pat down, the officer found a small plastic baggy with a white crystal substance in Seymore’s pocket. The substance later field tested positive for methamphetamine.
During the booking process, officers also discovered seven counterfeit $100 dollar bills in Seymore’s wallet.
Seymore has been charged with possession of drugs – methamphetamine, possession of counterfeit federal notes, and 2nd degree burglary.
MAN FACING CHARGES OF RESISTING ARREST AND POSSESSION OF DRUGS
A Poplar Bluff Police Officer arrested a man early Wednesday morning following a search.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer tried to initiate a traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving with its headlights off. The vehicle had pulled into a driveway when the officer pulled up behind it. The officer then saw a subject running from the scene on foot.
The officer gave chase and eventually found 55 year old Steven Dover crouched between a shed and a residence. The officer also found a spoon with white residue on it and a syringe on the ground near Dover. The spoon field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Dover was lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on charges of possession of drugs – methamphetamine, resisting arrest, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN SENTENCED TO 75 YEARS INCARCERATION ON MULTIPLE CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff man has been sentenced to 75 years incarceration on multiple charges.
According to Missouri Case Net, Rodney Joe Green was sentenced Tuesday to 75 years on charges of forcible sodomy and attempted forcible rape.
Green also received lesser sentences on other charges including armed criminal action and 1st degree robbery. The charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred in February of 2013.
He was found guilty of the charges on July 31st.
TODAY IS DAY 2 OF THE BUTLER COUNTY FAIR
Today marks day 2 of the 2015 Butler County Fair.
At the fair today, entries for Home Ec/Youth and Ag Exhibits will be accepted at the Black River Coliseum Lobby through 10 am. The exhibits will then be open to the public beginning at 5 pm. The 4-H/FFA Public Speaking Contest will also begin at 5 pm tonight.
Multiple acts have been scheduled for the main stage this evening including the Otter Creek Band, Country Fire Cloggers, and the Moon Pie Band.
More information is available online at butlercountymissourifair.com.
IN GOD WE TRUST ADDED TO POPLAR BLUFF POLICE PATROL UNITS
“In God We Trust” decals have been added to Poplar Bluff Police patrol units.
Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley tells KWOC News that the decals were donated by 4M Signs.
A photo of the decal was posted yesterday to the Poplar Bluff Police Department Facebook page.
OFRA GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD FRIDAY
The Ozark Family Resource Agency Golf Tournament will be held Friday at the Ozark Ridge Golf Course in Poplar Bluff.
The 3 person scramble tournament will begin at 9 am with registration starting at 8 am. The entry fee is $150 per 3 person team with cart, lunch, and drinks provided.
For more information, contact Bobby Baugh at 573-429-2732.
ROUTE 53 AND 62 BRIDGE REOPENED AT CAMPBELL
A bridge on Routes 53 and 62 ahs reopened after being closed for over a year.
David Wymen with the Missouri Department of Transportation tells KWOC News that the bridge at Campbell was reopened Tuesday. It was closed in August of 2014 following a failed inspection.
The repairs resulted in the bridge being made wider and shoulders being added.