WOMAN FOUND WITH HERON IN POPLAR BLUFF
A woman is facing drug charges following her arrest Sunday in Poplar Bluff.
According to deputy chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer made contact with two women early Sunday morning in reference to reported stolen property.
During this time, the officer observed 28 year old Latara Jackson adjust her pocket and start walking toward a trash can. When asked, Jackson removed items from her pocket including money and two plastic baggies.
One baggie contained marijuana and the other had a dark chunky substance that Jackson later admitted to be heroin.
Jackson was taken into custody for possession of heroin and marijuana.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE WARNING OF PHONE SCAM
Poplar Bluff Police are advising residents to be on the lookout for a reported phone scam.
David Sutton with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that a victim reported that they received an automated message which advised they were being sued by the IRS; and urged the victim to call a number immediately.
When the victim called the number, they spoke with a male subject who said they owed over $4,000 in unpaid taxes and threatened them with arrest if the debt was not paid immediately.
Sutton says that if anyone receives a call like this to hang up immediately and any unsolicited calls asking or demanding money should be considered suspicious.
If you get a call like this you can report it to the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.
MAN FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING BUTLER COUNTY WRECK
A Bonne Terre man has been flown to a Memphis hospital following a wreck Monday in Butler County.
Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that the wreck occurred Monday night on southbound US 67.
A vehicle hit an animal in the roadway and then overturned, ejecting the driver, 29 year old Adam Urich.
Urich was taken to a Memphis hospital with serious injuries.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON DANGEROUS DRUGS WARRANT
Authorities arrested a Poplar Bluff man Tuesday afternoon on a drug warrant.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Frederick Meyer was arrested on a felony Butler County warrant for dangerous drugs.
Meyer also had a warrant out of Poplar Bluff for failure to appear for no auto insurance.
Following his arrest, Meyer was lodged in the Butler County Justice Center.
DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SCHOOL BUS CRASH NEAR CHARLESTON
A school bus driver was seriously injured during a wreck Tuesday morning near Charleston.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a school bus driven by 53 year old Daniel Meeks, of Charleston, hit a guardrail and a concrete bridge banister before overturning off of US 62.
Meeks was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck and was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries. Meeks was the only person inside the bus during the wreck.
DONIPHAN POLICE INVESTIGATING GROCERY STORE BURGLARY
Cash was allegedly taken from a Doniphan grocery store Sunday night.
According to authorities, the money was taken from a safe at the Doniphan Town and Country. Doniphan Police are investigating the burglary.
BENEFIT TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND FOR BOY WITH NUEROBLASTOMA
An event has been scheduled for this weekend to support a child with nueroblastoma.
The gigging tournament and fish fry will be held at the Rocky River Resort Pavilion in Doniphan to help raise money for Issac West’s medical expenses.
The gigging tournament will be on October 17th with registration beginning at 4:30 pm. There will be prizes for best weight for 10 fish and biggest single fish.
The fish fry will follow at noon on October 18th.
For more information, contact Justin Reynolds at 573-208-9163.