Tuesday April 26, 2016

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON FIREARM AND DRUG CHARGESA Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody on a firearm and drug charge.

Detective Cory Mitchell with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us that the arrested occurred on Friday:

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On Friday at around 6 p.m., myself and TFO Jason Morgan were patrolling in the area of WW and Hendricks street, whenever we observed a truck associated with the drug trade parked on a business parking lot. We noticed that the vehicle was occupied as well as three subjects standing at the rear of the vehicle. We believed this area to be suspicious and believe that there was some type of criminal activity. Therefore, myself and TFO Morgan would investigate. Upon pulling up to the individual standing at the back, a black male later identified as Terrence Fields Jr, quickly placed an item in his mouth. Believing that he was trying to destroy narcotics, we made contact, instructed him to spit out, however he failed. A struggle ensued where he was taken to the ground and he later spit the item out which was a bag containing some methamphetamine. Upon securing him and rolling him over, a Kel Tec 380 fell from his waistband on to the parking lot. He was secured, the Kel Tec was rendered safe. It was loaded, the magazine was loaded with 5 rounds however one was not in the chamber. He was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by certain persons and tampering with physical evidence. He was transported to the police department where he was marandized. During the interview he admitted to locating the firearm in a ditch by a playground on the south end. He retrieved it with the intention to sell the firearm to make some money. He was later lodged in the Butler County Jail where he was formally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by certain person with a $50,000 cash only bond.

Fields, who is a convicted felon, was on parole at the time of his arrest.


MAN SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING IN REYNOLDS COUNTY A man was shot multiple times during an incident Monday in Reynolds County.

According to authorities, when officers arrived on the scene early Monday morning they discovered the victim with multiple shooting wounds. The victim’s current condition was not available.

Authorities are searching for 28 year old Weston Kinsey in connection to the shooting. Anyone with information on Kinsey’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Department at 573-648-2491.


THUNDERSTORM SYSTEM TO MOVE INTO THE AREA TONIGHT A Thunderstorm system carrying the potential for severe weather is expected to move into our listening area tonight.

According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service, chances of thunderstorms will increase as we move throughout today and tonight. Heavy rainfall and lightning will be possible for the storms through tonight.

We have showers and thunderstorms likely for Wednesday, with severe storms containing large hail and damaging winds possible. The National Weather Service says that a tornado cannot be ruled out for the area as well.


MULTIPLE POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS PLACED ON LOCKDOWN MONDAY Multiple Poplar Bluff schools were on lockdown for a short time Monday following a pursuit in the area.

Poplar Bluff R-1 Superintendent Chris Hon spoke with KWOC News about the lockdown:

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After being notified by police Monday at around the 1:30 that a traffic stop has resulted in foot pursuit of a suspect, the 5th and 6th grade center, the technical center, and Oak Grove was put on lock down for about 45 minutes. The police continue to stay in touch with us to our school resource officer, Officer Knapp and he was relaying information back and forth. At around 2:30, we removed the lockdown situation. I dismissed our technical career center, the 5th and 6th Grade Center and also later on that day dismissed Oak Grove at its regular time.

Information about the suspects involved in the traffic stop and subsequent pursuit has not been released.


SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO ARREST OF THREE IN POPLAR BLUFF Three people were taken into custody last week following the execution of a search warrant at a Poplar Bluff residence.

We spoke with Captain Dave Sutton with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the arrests:

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On Friday April 22nd Officers and Detectives with the Poplar Bluff Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2300 block of Tennessee Street in Poplar Bluff. During the execution of this search warrant, Officers found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. Danielle Septer, 45, of Dexter, and Danny Roberts, 35, of Poplar Bluff, were arrested and booked on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Aaron Allen, 24, of Bernie, was arrested and booked on an outstanding Dunklin County warrant for Domestic Assault. The investigation continues, and additional arrests may follow.


PIPE REPLACMENT TO CAUSE CLOSRUE OF DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD TODAY Route V in Dunklin County will be closed today so the Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe beneath the roadway.

Work is scheduled to take place today from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Route 412 and Route P.