POPLAR BLUFF MAN SENTENCED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff man has been sentenced on a sexual abuse charge in Stoddard County.
Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver tells KWOC News that Charles Labarre was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the offense of Sexual Abuse involving a minor.
Labarre had previously pleaded guilty to statutory sodomy in the first degree in August of 2009, and was found by the Court to be a Predatory Sexual Offender.
Oliver says that when a defendant is found to be a Predatory Sexual Offender, a life sentence is for the duration of the person’s natural life.
Labarre will be ineligible for parole until he has served at least 20 years imprisonment.
MALDEN MAN ARRESTED ON FEDERAL INDICTMENT FOR DISTRIBUTING METH
A Malden man is in custody on a federal meth indictment.
According to the Malden Police Department, on Wednesday, officers arrested Corneilius M. Porter on a federal indictment for two counts of distribution of methamphetamine.
Porter is being held without bond at the Malden Police Station, awaiting extradition.
HAYTI WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Hayti woman has been flown to a Memphis hospital following a single vehicle wreck Wednesday evening.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the vehicle ran off the side of Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County and struck numerous posts of the median barrier cable.
The driver, 61 year old Jann Guinn, suffered serious injuries in the wreck. Her current condition was not available.
WOMAN REPORTEDLY CAUGHT COMMITING BURGLARY IN POPLAR BLUFF
A woman is facing a burglary charge after she was reportedly caught in the act Tuesday in Poplar Bluff.
We spoke with Lieutenant Darron Moore with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the arrest.
On Tuesday, officers responded to the 2300 block of Mangold in reference to someone breaking into a storage shed. Upon arrival officers located two adults, with a 4 year old child removing items from the shed. A witness reported seeing Courtnee Whitworth pry the lock from the storage shed. The property owner stated Whitworth did not have permission to enter the shed. Whitworth was placed under arrest for burglary and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear from the Poplar Bluff Municipal Court. The child was released her grandmother.
TWO ARRESTS MADE IN CONNECTION TO AN AUGUST BURGLARY IN STEELE
Steele Police officials say that two arrests have been made in connection to an August burglary.
According to Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield, officials attempted to make contact with 23 year old William Cook on September 30th, when Cook then took off running. After a short foot pursuit, Cook was arrested on an active Pemiscot County warrant charging him with Burglary 1st degree and felony stealing.
The next day, officers also arrested 23 year old Jordan Johnson on a warrant for Burglary 1st degree and felony stealing.
Following the arrests, both Cook and Johnson were taken to the Pemiscot County Jail.
Stanfield says the two arrests are a result of an incident on August 23rd where a house was burglarized.
EIGHT POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR ALL DISTRICT CHOIR
Eight students from Poplar Bluff High School were recently chosen to participate in the 2016 Southeast Missouri All-District Choir.
Ross Dare, Alivia and Bethany Jenson, Allison Knowlton and Aaron Taylor will perform with the ninth and 10th grade choir, while Hunter Ellis, Ariel Judd and Shelby Ross will join the 11th and 12th grade choir on Saturday, November 12th, at Cape Central High School.
The eight were selected following an audition held on September 24th. The juniors and seniors selected will also have the opportunity to try out for the All-State Choir.