ESCAPEE TURNS HIMSELF IN
A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in camp is back in custody.
According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, 30 year old Jeffrey Roetzel is in custody and was picked up by US Marshals for extradition on Thursday.
The man walked away from the prison camp on Sunday. He turned himself in to the Poplar Bluff Police Department on Wednesday. Roetzel was in prison on multiple gun related charges. He is now facing a charge of escape from custody.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER RUNNING FROM AUTHORITIES IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody after he and a woman allegedly ran from Pemiscot County authorities.
According to the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office, a black male was seen attempting to get contraband inside a jail. When approached by a deputy, the man ran and escaped in a vehicle. During the escape, the woman driving the vehicle allegedly attempted to hit the deputy with the vehicle.
The two suspects, 26 year old Christopher Gainwell, of Poplar Bluff, and 44 year old Amy Vanover, of Sikeston, were later apprehended and taken into custody. They are being held in the Pemiscot County Jail on $200,000 bonds.
POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENT SELECTED FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S VETERANS SERVICE AWARD
A Poplar Bluff resident has been chosen as one of 35 winners of the 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Veterans Service Award.
Dr. Farrah McSpadden was nominated for the award by Missouri Senator Doug Libla. The award recognizes Missouri veterans who provide exemplary volunteer service to their communities.
Roger Wheeler, of Kennett, was also one of the 35 recipients of the award.
TWO ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES
Two Butler County residents are facing drug related charges following their arrest on Sunday.
According to Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs the two suspects were taken into custody during an incident where deputies found multiple drugs, including suspected heroin and methamphetamine in a vehicle.
Deputies arrested 37 year old Kay Chaffin, of Poplar Bluff, and 42 year old Gilbert Lindsey, of Qulin.
SECOND PERSON DIES IN CONNECTION TO MOREHOUSE AREA WRECK
Updating a story we brought to you earlier this week, a second person has died in connection to a two vehicle wreck near Morehouse.
According to the Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred Tuesday morning on Eastbound US 60 when a vehicle, driven by 22 year old Trent McMillan, of Sikeston, failed to yield for another vehicle and was hit. The second vehicle then ran off the side of the road and overturned.
A passenger in the second vehicle, 73 year old David Quoos, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the second vehicle, 73 year old Carol Quoos, was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced dead.
LOCAL CHURCH MAKES DONATION TO EUGENE FIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A local church recently made a donation to a Poplar Bluff Elementary School to help with the school’s discretionary fund.
Holy Cross Episcopal Church donated hundreds of Box Tops that had been collected from church members to Eugene Field Elementary School.
Eugene Field has earned thousands of dollars from General Mills’ Box Tops for Education program over the past several years, according to coordinator Donna Glass. The money has been used to fund student field trips and purchase equipment such as a school camera and scanner.