Thursday September 15, 2016


Poplar Bluff Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of a person of interest in connection to a homicide investigation.

Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley tells KWOC News that the Major Case Squad has been activated after a person was found dead Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Zhem Avenue.

Police are searching for 39 year old Eric Wyatt in connection to the investigation. Wyatt was last seen on foot in the area of Velma and 11th Streets in Poplar Bluff and is being considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at (573) 785-5776.

No information has been released about the victim in the case.


ONE DEAD IN CONNECTION TO SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Authorities have confirmed to KWOC News that a Steele man has died following a single vehicle wreck Wednesday morning.

55 year old Billy Lucas was driving on Highway E in Pemiscot County when he failed to stop at a stop sign, crossed Highway 61, and then struck a ditch and a tree.

Lucas was pronounced dead at the scene by Pemiscot County Coroner Jim Brimhall at 7:25 am.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASED ON SEARCH OF MAN IN CONNECTION TO STOLEN ITEMS Continuing to follow a story we brought you yesterday, Butler County authorities are still searching for a suspect after stolen items were discovered Tuesday inside a Butler County residence.

We spoke with investigator Randle Huddleston with the Butler County Sheriff's Department about the suspects and the stolen items that were found inside the residence.


On Tuesday at around 2 p.m. Butler County deputies were in the area of County Road 605, searching for a subject by the name of Michael Horn who had absconded through probation and parole and had a warrant for his arrest, While on County Road 605 contact was made with a citizen who provided information that if we were looking for Michael Horn we would probably be able to locate him at the address of 861 County Road 605. Officers responded to that address, attempted to make contact with Michael Horn to no avail however, while on the premises officers observed a blue ATV that appeared as if it had been spray-painted blue the original color being green. Officers also noticed that the ignition had been punched out. All of which is indicative of a stolen ATV. The VIN was located and ran through dispatch. Dispatch advised that the 4-wheeler was being reported stolen out of Piggott, Arkansas. At that time officers applied for a search warrant. The search warrant was granted and upon serving a search warrant for the residence and the property, a RV camper trailer was located behind the residence. The VIN on it was ran and it was found to be stolen out of Minnesota. There were also inside the residence multiple sets of tools, high-end expensive construction tools, that are believed to be stolen out of adjoining counties as well as possibly Butler County. At this time, the investigation is ongoing into the items that was seized to locate and identify the owners to get their property returned back to them. If you believe that you have property that has possibly been stolen that had been recovered during the course of the search warrant you're invited to come forward and attempt to identify any property that we have recovered. One thing that would speed the process up though is that if you have not filed a report with our agency yet and you live in Butler County and have had stuff stolen recently and you believe we may have recovered it you will have to fill out a report first in order to be able to identify that property. At this point in time we are still actively searching for Michael Horn he was not located at the residence. Any information on his whereabouts you can anonymously call the Butler County Sheriff's Office at 785-8444 and we would greatly appreciate any and all tips on helping to locate him.


CHARGES RELEASED IN SCOTT COUNTY HIT AND RUN ARREST Authorities in Scott County have released the charges a Cape Girardeau man is facing in connection to a fatal hit and run incident earlier this week.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says that 33 year old Kevin Jones, of Cape Girardeau, has been taken into custody and charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Officials have also found the truck that is believed to have been involved in the incident that resulted in the death of 49 year old Jackie Crumley, of Benton.

Crumley was walking on County Road 401 Monday evening when he was hit by a vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene.

Sheriff Walter says that he expects additional charges to be filed against Jones.


BENEFIT TO BE HELD FRIDAY IN HONOR OF MAN WITH CANCER A benefit has been scheduled for Friday evening in honor of a man with cancer.

The Jason Rose Family benefit, dinner, and silent auction will be held at 6 pm Friday at New Covenant Fellowship Church in Poplar Bluff. Donations for the silent auction can be dropped off at Naylor School and at New Covenant Fellowship between 8 am and 4 pm.

If you would like to donate a dessert, contact the Naylor School at 573-399-2505.