Tuesday February 2, 2016

DRUGS FOUND IN MAN’S VEHICLE AFTER FOOT PURSUIT WITH POLICEA controlled substance was reportedly found in a Corning man’s vehicle after he was involved in a foot pursuit with Poplar Bluff Police.

KWOC News spoke with Poplar Bluff Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rolland about the arrest:

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Rolland would go on to say that Trice was lodged at the Butler County Jail following the arrest.


POPLAR BLUFF MAN TASED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO RUN FROM POLICE Poplar Bluff police say an area man was tased after he attempted to run from officers.

According to the Police Department, officers were in the area of 5th and Lester Streets Sunday afternoon looking for two subjects with active warrants. While in the area, an officer observed two people walking who had matched the description of the wanted subjects.

When the officer asked the people to stop, one of the subjects, 30 year old Steven Whitaker, ran from the scene. Another officer later caught up with Whitaker and tased him after Whitaker repeatedly refused to get on the ground.

Whitaker was taken into custody on parole absconder and misdemeanor stealing warrants. He is also facing an additional charge of felony resisting arrest.


ELLINGTON MAN FACING FLEEING AND LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT CHARGES An Ellington man was taken into custody early Sunday morning on multiple charges including resisting arrest.

According to authorities, 37 year old Charles Snider is facing charges including resisting arrest by fleeing, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving while intoxicated.

Details about the accident involved in the leaving the scene of an accident charge were not available. Snider was held in Reynolds County and later released.


THUNDERSTORMS CROSSING AREA TODAY BRING POTENTIAL OF TORNADOS The National Weather Service says a tornado could form today with a line of storms that is forecasted to cross Southeast Missouri.

According to a hazardous weather outlook issued this morning, strong to locally severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing damaging wind gusts are possible over Southeast Missouri late this morning.

More intense lines of thunderstorms in the system could also have an isolated and brief tornado or two develop.

The NWS has issued a wind advisory that is in effect through midnight tonight.

We will be following the storm system here for you on Today’s Talk KWOC and will bring you the latest developments as they occur.


WOMAN IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO ROBBERY INVESTIGATION Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs says a woman is now in custody in connection to an investigation of money being stolen from a Fagus grocery store.

Dobbs spoke with us Monday morning about the investigation,

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Dobbs later told us that 44 year old Jean Sherfield of Poplar Bluff was taken into custody Monday at around noon. She is facing charges of robbery 1st and numerous felony warrants.


MAN ARRESTED AFTER REPORT OF SHOTS BEING FIRED IN KENNETT A Kennett man has been taken into custody for allegedly shooting a gun in the city.

According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were dispatched Sunday evening in reference to shots being fired. At the scene officers learned that 44 year old Alvin Wilbanks had allegedly discharged his firearm in the front yard of a residence.

Police did not say what caused Wilbanks to fire the weapon. Wilbanks was placed under arrest for discharging a firearm in city limits and was held in the Dunklin County Jail.


$50,000 BOND SET FOR MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES A $50,000 cash bond has been set for a Malden man recently arrested on multiple drug charges.

According to the Malden Police Department, on Saturday officers arrested 36 year old Anthony Bell on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, and receiving stolen property.

Police say a felony Dunklin County warrant has also been issued for Bell.


BALD EAGLE SHOT AND KILLED IN REYNOLDS COUNTY Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a bald eagle in Southeast Missouri.

The bird was found Friday in Reynolds County.

It is the second bald eagle that has been killed in the past few weeks in Southeast Missouri. Another eagle was found shot near Patterson in Wayne County and later died.