Thursday January 28, 2016

MAN ARRESTED IN PEMISCOT COUNTY ON FIREARM AND DRUG CHARGESA Holland, Missouri man was taken into custody earlier this week in Pemiscot County on firearm and drug charges.

According to authorities, 30 year old Mark Crocker was arrested on felony charges of possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance for xanax, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute for methamphetamine.

Following the arrest, Crocker was held in the Pemiscot County jail on a 24 hour hold.


SHOPLIFTING CALL LEADS TO DRUG ARREST IN KENNETT A shoplifting call resulted in the arrest of a Dexter woman on a drug charge.

According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were dispatched to an area business Wednesday to take a shoplifting report. The officers made contact with the suspect and located several types of narcotics in her purse.

The suspect, Christy Smith, of Dexter, was arrested for stealing and possession of a controlled substance. Following the arrest, Smith was taken to the Dunklin County Jail.


POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG WARRANT Poplar Bluff police arrested an area man Wednesday on a drug warrant.

According to the police department, an officer found 52 year old Kevin Tarpley picking up trash in an area parking lot. The officer conducted a warrants check and found Tarpley had an active warrant through the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for distributing a controlled substance.

Tarpley was placed in custody and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on a $100,000 bond.


KENNETT MAN ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY FOR RESISTING ARREST A Kennett man has been taken into custody for allegedly resisting arrest.

According to authorities Butler County Deputies made contact with 22 year old Davonta Green after reports were made about Green threatening to harm himself. After the deputies made contact, Green reportedly took off running. Authorities say Green was able to get about a mile before being apprehended.

It was later determined that Green had a probation violation and was wanted for arrest.

He was arrested on an additional charge of felony resisting arrest.


TWO ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES IN SCOTT COUNTY Authorities in Scott County say two Benton residents have been taken into custody on child pornography charges.

According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, deputies served a search warrant Tuesday at a residence in Benton in connection to an ongoing investigation into child molestation charges.

At the residence, deputies found an inappropriate photograph of a child who was less than 18 years of age.

The victim identified the photograph as one that 67 year old Clayton Counts had taken.

Investigators were able to determine that 58 year old Judith Gray had been present during incidents when Counts was allegedly raping the victim. Gray would hold the door shut to keep anyone from going inside the bedroom while Counts raped the victim.

Counts and Gray were both taken into custody on a felony charge of possession of child pornography. Counts is also facing a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.


DEADLINE COMING UP FOR THREE RIVERS COLLEGE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI NOMINATIONS This Friday is the deadline for nominations for the 2015 Three Rivers College Distinguished Alumni Award.

The award will go to a graduate from or former student of Three Rivers College who will be judged on the merits of their personal and professional achievements.

A committee drawn from College employees, members of the Three Rivers Board of Trustees and the Three Rivers Endowment Trust, and residents of the college’s service area will choose the winning nomination. The award will then be given out at a recognition banquet hosted by the college in the spring.

Nominations can be submitted by going to and filling out the form provided there. The nominations will close on January 29th.