Wednesday June 8, 2016

ARRESTS MADE IN BUTLER COUNTY STABBING INCIDENTContinuing to follow a story we broke for you yesterday, multiple arrests has been made in connection to an incident where a teen girl was stabbed numerous times Monday afternoon in Butler County.

We spoke with Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs about the incident.


On Monday afternoon at about 2:13 p.m. we received a call of a person that had been stabbed at the end of B Street and a gravel portion, which is actually the county road 606. Upon arrival we found one individual holding on to the arms of another. Michael Sincup was holding on to the 17 year old female victim that was apparently stabbed numerous times they were along a steep Riverbank. Originally Sincup had concocted a story that two black males had stabbed the victim. Although the victim was conscious she was unable to talk to us because she was in great medical distress. She was stabbed upwards of 15 times according to medical personnel. Sincup originally stated the he had came across the victim just through chance as he was out there looking for a fishing hole, obviously that was a problematic story and we knew right away that it wasn't accurate. Through the course of an investigation and interviews of other witnesses we found that basically it was a plot by the wife of Sincup, Jessica Sincup, age 27 of Poplar Bluff, and she had concocted the plot to get the victim out to the river so that she could exact revenge upon her for what she felt like was an extramarital affair that was going on between the victim and her husband. She was charged with first-degree assault as well as armed criminal action. Dawn Sincup, another witness, was also charged with tampering with a witness as she tried to get third witness to change their story and to stay with the false narrative of the two black male suspects. The victim was later air evaced to a St. Louis area hospital where she remains in serious condition. Dive teams will be down on the river trying to locate the weapon. We've been assisted in the investigation by the Poplar Bluff city police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of drug and Crime Control, we certainly appreciate their help.

Jessica Sincup is in custody on a charge of Assault 1st and her bond was set at $500,000, cash only.


KANSAS WOMAN DROWNS IN BLACK RIVER Authorities say a Kansas woman drowned Tuesday in Black River.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 59 year old Dianne Humfeld, of Lenexa, Kansas, was floating in a canoe in Reynolds County when the canoe capsized.

A passing floater checked the canoe and found Humfeld trapped underneath. She was later pronounced dead by Reynolds County Coroner Jeff McSpadden.


BERNIE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK A Bernie man has been flown to a Memphis hospital after he was involved in a motorcycle wreck Tuesday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, 45 year old Kevin Hicks was riding a motorcycle near Caruthersville when the vehicle travelled off the roadway and overturned, partially ejecting him.

Hicks, was taken by Air Evac to Elvis Presley Trauma Center with serious injuries.


TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST IN POPLAR BLUFF A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple charges following a traffic stop over the weekend.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer conducted the stop early Saturday morning for an inoperable license plate light.

The driver of the vehicle, 18 year old Colton Howell, was discovered to have an active Butler County warrant.

After placing Howell under arrest, the officer was granted permission to search the vehicle and found a black zipper bag which contained a yellow baggie with a crystal substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

The bag also contained a scale, a grinder, and a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance.

Howell was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.


TEEN ARRESTED IN MOREHOUE ON SODOMY AND CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES An 18 year old man has been arrested in Morehouse after a 13 year old girl told authorities that he had sexual contact with her.

According to the Morehouse Police Department, the man was identified as identified as Justin Mattison.

Mattison has been charged by the New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney with statutory sodomy 1st Degree and child molestation 1st Degree. He is currently incarcerated at the Pemiscot County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond.


PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT UNDERWAY IN STODDARD COUNTY Route TT in Stoddard County is being reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.

The work zone is located from Route 60 to County Road 642.

Work is scheduled to continue from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Thursday, June 9th.