Tuesday May 17, 2016

ONE DEAD FOLLOWING MURDER SUICIDE ATTEMPT IN IRON COUNTYAn Ironton woman is dead in connection to an attempted murder suicide.

According to authorities, the incident occurred following an argument between Tammy Jones and her husband Cory on Saturday.

Cory allegedly shot and killed Tammy with a pistol before shooting himself.

Cory Jones has been taken to a St. Louis hospital and is facing a charge of 1st degree murder.


CORNING MAN ARRESTED AFTER BEING FOUND WITH SUSPECTED METHAMPHETAMINE Authorities in Northeast Arkansas have arrested a Corning man who was allegedly found with suspected methamphetamine.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells us that a deputy initiated a stop on a vehicle Sunday morning for a fictitious license plate. During the stop, the deputy conducted a pat search on the driver, 48 year old Richard Miller.

During the search, the deputy located a white piece of notebook paper folded up in Miller’s pocket. After opening the piece of paper, the deputy located a small amount of a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Miller was taken into custody and was held in Clay County Detention for fictitious vehicle plates, failure to register a motor vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.


CHRISTIAN SOCCER CAMP TO BE HELD AT BLACK RIVER SOCCER COMPLEX IN JUNE Fellowship General Baptist Church is sponsoring a Christian Soccer Camp in late June at the Black River Soccer Complex.

The camp is for students from kindergarten to high school and no experience is necessary. The registration fee is $50 and the camp will be held over three days from June 24th to June 26th.

Each participant will receive a shirt, water bottle, and soccer ball. Lunch will also be provided.

For more information, call 573-778-5369.


MAN ARRESTED FOR BURNING TRACTOR OF FORMER EMPLOYER A man has been arrested in New Madrid County for allegedly setting fire to a tractor of his former employer.

According to the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, a tractor was found completely burned and still smoldering last week. A local farmer told an investigator that he owned the tractor and it was valued at approximately $225,000.

Investigators met with Larry Lyons, who had recently been terminated by the farmer. Lyons reportedly admitted to placing a rag in the tractors air filter and setting it on fire. Lyons also admitted to taking a tool box and miscellaneous tools from the tractor prior to burning it.

He has been charged with felony 1st degree tampering with a motor vehicle, knowingly burning or exploding, and 1st degree property damage. His bond was set at $40,000 cash or surety.


CRYSTAL LIKE SUBSTANCE FOUND DURING SEARCH OF VEHICLE IN CLAY COUNTY A Corning man was allegedly found over the weekend in possession of a crystal like substance that is believed to be methamphetamine.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy initiated a traffic stop after noticing the driver, 35 year old Steven Burns, who the deputy knew had an active warrant.

During the stop, Burns gave the deputy consent to search the vehicle. Inside the vehicle, a deputy located a small clear baggie containing a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Burns was placed into custody for the misdemeanor warrant along with possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.


MALDEN MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY WARRANTS STEMMING FROM SHOOTING IN 2015 Police in Malden have arrested an area man on warrants stemming from a shooting incident that occurred in September.

According to the Malden Police Department, 22-year-old Demetrius Wofford, of Malden, was arrested Monday on two felony Dunklin County Warrants for the charges of assault in the 1st degree, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Wofford’s bond was set at $100,000, cash only. He is being held in the Malden City Jail, awaiting extradition.


THREE RIVERS ENDOWMENT TRUST GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR JUNE 17TH The 4th annual Three Rivers Endowment Trust Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, June 17th at the Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff.

The four-person scramble tournament will begin with check in and lunch at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will also be a reception beginning at 5:30 pm.

According to officials, all proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Three Rivers Annual Fund, which funds special projects and helps make a difference in the lives of TRC students.

Player registration is $125 and anyone interested in registering should contact Michelle Reynolds at 573-840-9077.