MAN DIES AFTER BEING ARRESTED BY KENNETT POLICE
A man reportedly died early Sunday morning after being arrested by Kennett authorities.
According to the Kennett Police Department, during a traffic stop, a person inside the vehicle fled on foot and was pursued by officers. The subject was located hiding behind a residence and taken into custody without incident.
At the police department, the subject began complaining of shortness of breath and was taken to an area hospital where he later went unresponsive and was eventually pronounced dead.
Kennett Police say the Missouri State Highway Patrol has been contacted and requested to conduct an investigation.
MAN ARRESTED IN POPLAR BLUFF ON MARIJUANA CHARGE
Butler County authorities arrested a Broseley man Saturday evening in Poplar Bluff.
According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy observed a vehicle driven by 21 year old Garrett Mclane run a stop light at the intersection of 9th and Pine Street. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, during which the deputy reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
The deputy searched the vehicle and found marijuana in a bottle.
Mclane was taken to the Butler County Sheriff’s Department on charges of possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and careless and imprudent driving.
FESTUS MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
A Festus man has been charged with assault on a law enforcement officer after he allegedly hit a patrol vehicle during a pursuit.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells KWOC News that a deputy attempted to pull over 27 year old Jason Hopper Monday after observing him running a stop sign.
Hopper led the deputy on a chase for almost an hour through Morley, Oran, Haywood City, and county roads before Hopper was cornered by another deputy.
Hopper then put his vehicle in reverse and struck the Scott County patrol vehicle that was behind him. He then attempted to run on foot and was subdued at the scene.
Hopper has been charged assault on a law enforcement officer, careless and imprudent driving, property damage, and felony resisting arrest by fleeing.
ANGELA PEARSON RESIGNS FROM CITY COUNCIL
Angela Pearson has resigned from the Poplar Bluff City Council.
Pearson’s resignation was formally accepted Monday night at the regular meeting of the city council.
The council also voted to table a proposed ordinance that would convert the utilities advisory board to an autonomous board.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN FOUND IN POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND GLASS PIPE
A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple charges after he was reportedly found in possession of marijuana and a glass pipe.
According to Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 19 year old Nathon Jones is facing charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana following his arrest early Monday morning.
During a search of Jones, an officer found a glass pipe that had a white residue inside. When he was asked, Jones confirmed that the pipe had been used for smoking methamphetamine.
Jones also had an active warrant for his arrest.
ADVANCE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON DRUG WARRANT
An Advance man has been taken into custody in Stoddard County on a drug warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 43 year old Timothy Laws was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
Laws bond was set at $7,500.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE ONGOING ON ROUTE 67 IN BUTLER COUNTY
North and Southbound Route 67 in Butler County is being reduced with a 16 foot width restriction so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance on two bridges.
The two bridges are located between Route M and County Road 401.
Weather permitting; work will be performed daily through Monday, November 16th from 6 am to 7 pm.