Tuesday December 15, 2015

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FOUND IN POSSESSION OF METH AND DEFACED FIREARMPoplar Bluff officials reportedly found an area man Friday evening in possession of meth and a defaced firearm.

Deputy Chief Donnie Trout with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that officers went to a residence Friday in reference to a warrant for 28 year old Timothy Turrentine, of Poplar Bluff.

Officers made contact with Turrentine and found him in possession of a pistol, a glass pipe, and a small white tube which contained small cloudy white crystals that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Trout says that Turrentine is a convicted felon and the firearm he was in possession of had a defaced serial number.

Turrentine was taken into custody on charges including possession of amphetamine, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a defaced firearm.


MAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES Authorities in Wayne County have arrested a McGee man on multiple felony charges.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 74 year old Buddy Walker was taken into custody Monday afternoon on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance - hydrocodone, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Walker is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


PAVEMENT REPAIRS ONGOING ON ROUTE 60 IN STODDARD COUNTY Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation are in Stoddard County for pavement repairs on Route 60.

During the repairs, eastbound Route 60 will be reduced to one lane between Routes F and ZZ. Work is scheduled to be done from 7 am to 5 pm daily through Thursday.


TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO WOMAN'S ARREST ON DRUG CHARGES A woman is facing multiple drug related charges following a traffic stop Saturday night in Poplar Bluff.

According to officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer conducted a stop on a vehicle shortly before midnight Saturday night for an improper display of registration.

During the stop, the officer noticed the driver put his hand out of the officer's view twice. The officer then asked to search the vehicle and was granted permission. During the search, an officer found a red plastic case that contained two syringes and a roll of tape.

Officers also found a black glasses case that contained a small amount of a crystal substance and three syringes, one of which contained a liquid substance. The crystal substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.

26 year old Fallon McChristian was taken into custody on charges of possession of amphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING CHASE WITH SIKESTON AUTHORITIES A man has been taken into custody following a chase with police in Sikeston Sunday night.

According to authorities, Ricki Lewis Jr. was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person.

An officer reportedly observed Lewis's vehicle driving away from an area restaurant Sunday night without its headlights on. The vehicle allegedly almost hit a child while leaving the business.

Lewis led authorities on a chase after an officer attempted to stop the vehicle. He was arrested after wrecking his vehicle and then fleeing on foot.


CROSSBOWS TO BE ALLOWED IN MISSOURI DURING DEER AND TURKEY SEASONS The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved several changes for deer and turkey seasons next year.

Crossbows will now be allowed during the archery deer and turkey seasons along with the fall firearms turkey season.

The commission also reduced the limit of antlered deer from three to two during the combined archery and firearms deer hunting season, with no more than one antlered deer taken during the firearms deer hunting season.

Officials also set the dates for next year's hunting seasons, including the Spring Turkey Season, which will begin on April 18th. The full list of dates and other regulation changes is available online at mdc.mo.gov.


TREE TRIMMING TO CAUSE DELAYS THIS WEEK IN STODDARD COUNTY Route K in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane this week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can trim trees along the roadway.

Crews are scheduled to be working today through Friday from 7:30 am to 3 pm each day.

The work zone is located from Highway 25 to Route M.