POPLAR BLUFF MAN IN CUSTODY ON MURDER CHARGE
An area man is in custody on a murder charge in connection to the death of 79 year old Marion Carter, of Poplar Bluff.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, on Thursday, the Police Department received information on the whereabouts of 39 year old Eric Wyatt, of Poplar Bluff, and he was taken into custody at a residence on Spring Street.
Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley says that Wyatt is currently facing a charge of Murder 1st, however the Prosecuting Attorney told Whiteley that there will be some amendment to the charges.
Wyatt is set to be arraigned Friday morning.
POPLAR BLUFF TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Poplar Bluff teenager has been flown to a Memphis hospital following a single vehicle wreck near Neelyville.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Kaytlyn McKnight was driving a vehicle on Highway 142, three miles west of Neelyville, when she ran off the road and struck a ditch.
The Highway Patrol did not specify what caused McKnight to run off the roadway.
McKnight suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was flown to Region One Hospital in Memphis.
DATE SET FOR NEXT COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT IN POPLAR BLUFF
The Poplar Bluff Police Department will be holding their next coffee with a cop event this weekend.
The event will be held from 8 to 10 am on Saturday at McDonald’s on Highway 53.
You will be able to have a cup of coffee and chat with your local police officers during the event. If you have any questions, you can contact Lieutenant Darron Moore at 573 785-5776, extension number 1345.
TWO ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANTS
Two people were recently taken into custody in Stoddard County on controlled substance warrants.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 35 year old Jill Adams, of Dexter, was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and endangering the welfare of a child. Her bond was set at $7,500.
24 year old Christopher Anderson, of Dexter, was also arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $5,000.
The Sheriff’s Department did not say if the two arrests were connected.
NO INJURIES REPORTED FOLLOWING GREENVILLE BUS WRECK
No injuries were reported when a Greenville R-2 bus was involved in a crash earlier this week.
According to authorities, the bus had run off of Highway P, Wednesday morning while transporting students to the SEMO District Fair.
Following the wreck, the students boarded a separate bus and were returned to the school.
ORGANIZING MEETING FOR BUTLER COUNTY FAIR TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK
An organizing meeting for the upcoming Butler County Fair will be held next week.
Anyone who wants to volunteer or be involved in the fair can attend the meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 20th, at First United Methodist Church.
The 2016 Butler County has been scheduled for September 26th to October 1st at the Black River Coliseum and Ray Clinton Park.