POPLAR BLUFF MAN IN CUSTODY ON MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING KIDNAPPING AND FORCIBLE RAPE
Poplar Bluff authorities say a man is in custody in connection to the kidnapping of an adult female.
We spoke with Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the incident:
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The suspect has been identified as 44 year old Doyle Turner, of Poplar Bluff. In addition to the previously mentioned charges, officials are also seeking additional charges including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and forcible sodomy.
MAN IN CUSTODY ON BURGLARY CHARGE IN POPLAR BLUFF
A Poplar Bluff man is facing a burglary charge after he was found overnight at an area business.
According to Poplar Bluff Police, an officer was dispatched to the business early Saturday morning and was informed that the suspect was found inside the business.
The suspect, 29 year old Paul Berry, told the officer that a friend told him he could sleep there. The officer observed that a door frame was broken and a shoe print was on the door. The tread pattern matched a shoe that Berry was wearing.
Berry was then taken into custody on charges of 2nd degree burglary and 1st degree property damage.
Police also say that $80 was reported missing from the business and multiple objects inside the building were damaged.
STORM SYSTEMS COULD LEAVE SIX INCHES OF RAIN
The National Weather Service says that some areas of Southeast Missouri could get 5 to 6 inches of rain before the current storm systems moving through the area are done.
The NWS says that we are looking at a round of heavier rain this morning, followed by a relative break this afternoon.
Another round of heavy rain is forecast to slowly move across our listening area tonight. Most of Southeast Missouri is in a flash flood watch until noon on Wednesday.
Residents are reminded that flooding of small streams and creeks is likely during the rainfall. You may also see some flooding in low lands, poor drainage areas, and roads that typically experience the effects of minor flooding.
Any motorist that encounters a flooded highway should turn around and seek higher ground.
OVER 100 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA FOUND DURING POPLAR BLUFF TRAFFIC STOP
Officials recovered over 100 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop Friday night in Poplar Bluff.
Sergeant Darron Moore with the Poplar Bluff Police Department has more:
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Moore says that the marijuana weighed 105 grams in its packaging and Turner is facing a charge of distribution of marijuana.
2.3 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE RECORDED IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Officials with the United States Geological Survey say a 2.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded Monday morning in Southeast Missouri.
The earthquake occurred at 8:51 am and was located 7 miles south of New Madrid. The quake’s depth was reported to be just over 5 miles.
CLOSE TO 100 THOUSAND DEER HARVESTED DURING OPENING WEEKEND OF DEER SEASON
Hunters harvested almost 100,000 deer during the opening weekend of deer season.
According to officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation, preliminary data shows that hunters harvested 97,171 deer over the weekend.
This marks an increase of just under 6,000 deer from last year’s number. Of the 97,171 deer harvested, 53,359 were antlered bucks, 10,320 were button bucks, and 33,492 were does.
Texas County led all Missouri Counties with 2,184 deer checked.