Tuesday June 14, 2016


Continuing to follow a story we brought you yesterday, authorities have identified the body that was recovered from a pond near Fisk.

According to Stoddard County Deputy Coroner Aaron Mathis, the body has been identified as 50 year Timothy Harbin, of Puxico. On Friday, authorities responded to the intersection of US 60 and US 51 for a vehicle submerged in water.

Officials say an autopsy was performed on Sunday, and there were no obvious signs of foul play. Timothy Harbin had been missing since April 5.


TWO ARRESTED IN POPLAR BLUFF AFTER PURSUIT ON MOPE HEAD Officials say two people have been taken into custody in Poplar Bluff following a pursuit over the weekend.

We spoke with Sgt. Darron Moore with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the arrests.


On Saturday evening around 6:30 Officer Billie Duckett attempted to stop a black moped for a traffic violation on Dewey Street near Vincent. The driver who Officer Duckett recognized as Thomas Sodermann handed a female passenger something and eventually stopped at the corner of Ashcroft and WW Highway. As Officer Duckett approached the moped Sondermann drove away. He continued to drive in an erratic manner on several streets across the south end of Poplar Bluff committing numerous traffic violations as he fled. Sondermann eventually drove across Highway 53 and onto County Road 309 reaching speeds of 62 MPH. He continued across various county roads before getting the moped stuck in a ditch on County Road 316. Both Sondermann and his passenger Alexa Ramos ran across a field and both were apprehended after a short foot pursuit. During the booking process drug paraphernalia was located in the backpack belonging to Ramos. Alexa Ramos was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thomas Sondermann was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and various traffic violations.

Both Sondermann and Ramos were lodged in the Butler County Justice Center.


ONE DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN DUNKLIN COUNTY One man is dead in connection to a single vehicle wreck Monday morning in Dunklin County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred on US Highway 412, two miles north of Cardwell. A vehicle driven by 56 year old Mark Higgins, of Cardwell, ran off the side of the road and overturned.

Higgins was pronounced dead at the scene by Dunklin County Coroner James Powell.


TWO MEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON METH CHARGES IN BUTLER COUNTY Two men are facing a methamphetamine charges in connection to their arrest Friday evening in Butler County.

According to Sheriff Mark Dobbs, 40 year old Christopher Brown, of Poplar Bluff, and 29 year old Daniel Hinton, of Doniphan, were arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. Both are also facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, both Brown and Hinton were taken to the Butler County Justice Center.


POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON A HEROIN CHARGE OVER THE WEEKEND Authorities arrested a Poplar Bluff man over the weekend on a felony drug charge.

According to authorities, 19 year old Zachwrie Parr was taken into custody Saturday afternoon in Poplar Bluff on a felony charge of possession of heroin.

Following the arrest, he was taken to the Butler County jail on a 24 hour hold.


TWO CORNING RESIDENTS ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK Two Corning residents were injured Sunday morning following a single vehicle wreck on US 67 in Butler County.

According to authorities, a vehicle driven by 53 year old Tommy Aden struck a guardrail, overturned, and then caught fire. A passenger, 51 year old Regina Aden was also injured in the wreck.

Tommy Aden was air lifted to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries and Regina Aden was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital with moderate injuries.