Friday February 5, 2016

WANTED BROSELEY MAN CAPTURED IN TEXASFollowing up on a story we brought you last week, a wanted Broseley man has been captured in Texas.

We spoke with Poplar Bluff Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rolland about the arrest of 31 year old Jeffery Vest.

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Vest was wanted on felony charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, tampering with a motor vehicle, and felony stealing. Vest is also facing local charges out of Texas.

At the time of his arrest a stolen vehicle was recovered and two other suspects were also taken into custody.


METHAMPHETAMINE FOUND DURING SEARCH OF RECTOR RESIDENCE Two people have been arrested in connection to the discovery of meth at a Rector residence.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells us that deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Department along with officers from the Arkansas State Police conducted a probation/parole search at the residence on Thursday.

During the search, authorities found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. They were also able to recover a generator that had been reported stolen out of Rector.

Billy Hill and Melanie Dillard were both taken into custody in connection to the search. They have both been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft by receiving.


REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT DONIPHAN BURGLARY Authorities in Doniphan say a reward is being offered in connection to a burglary investigation.

According to the Doniphan Police Department, the burglary was located at 608 Walnut Street. A reward of $1,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved in the burglary.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Doniphan Police Department at 573-996-7123.


FAT TUESDAY JAMBALAYA FEAST TO BE HELD AT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL The Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart School in Poplar Bluff are teaming for a Fat Tuesday Jambalaya Feast.

The Cajun Jambalaya meal will be held on February 9th from 4 to 8 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 2280 North Grand.

The price for adults is $10, for kids 6 to 12, the price is $5, and kids five and under get in for free.


POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG WARRANT A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody Wednesday night on a drug warrant.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us that an officer made contact with 25 year old Damien Gaylor shortly before 9:30 Wednesday night.

The officer conducted a wants/warrant check and found that Gaylor had a warrant through the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for possession of a controlled substance along with a warrant through the Poplar Bluff Police Department for possession of paraphernalia.

Gaylor was processed and transported to the Butler County Justice Center. His warrant from the Sheriff’s Office has a bond of $100,000 cash or surety.


KENNETT WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES A Kennett woman has been taken into custody in Dunklin County on multiple felony drug charges.

According to authorities, 58 year old Margaret Roach was arrested Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of possession with intent to distribute for methamphetamine.

Roach is also facing a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – hydrocodone. Following the arrest, she was held in the Dunklin County Jail.


NAYLOR NUTRITION CENTER TO HOLD FISH FRY TODAY The Naylor Nutrition Center will be holding a fish fry for lunch today.

The event will take place from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Adults can eat in for $7 or carry out for $7.50. For children below 11 years old, the cost will be $4. The plate will include catfish and other items.


MOTORISTS REMINDED TO DESIGNATE A DRIVER WHILE CELEBRATING THE BIG GAME The big game is coming up this weekend and while you are celebrating all the great plays, remember to designate a drive if you plan on drinking.

According to the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, in 2015, 162 people were killed and 576 seriously injured in Missouri crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver.

If you plan on drinking while enjoying the game, leave your keys at home. Designate a sober driver, whether it’s a friend, relative, taxi, ride share or public transportation.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is also offering a new SaferRide mobile app. The app helps people who have been drinking get a safe ride home; it helps users call a taxi or a friend and identifies their location so they can be picked up.

The app is available for Android devices on Google Play, and Apple devices on the iTunes store.