WANTED BUTLER COUNTY MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
A Poplar Bluff man wanted on multiple warrants has been taken into custody.
Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley tells KWOC News that on Thursday, January 11th, officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, the SEMO Drug Task Force, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol attempted to contact 39 year old Cortez Jones, of Poplar Bluff, at a residence on County Road 525.
Jones allegedly fled the area, and two women, 38 year old Elizabeth Cross, of Poplar Bluff, and 55 year old Brenda King, of Doniphan, both denied any knowledge of Jones’ whereabouts.
A few hours later, officers observed Jones as a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling West on Highway 60. Officers followed the vehicle, which attempted to elude them. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on a rural Carter County road where Jones was taken into custody.
He is being held on warrants out of Butler County for possession of a controlled substance, hit and run, failure to appear for possession of marijuana, and failure to appear for non support along with a Poplar Bluff warrant for failure to appear for possession of marijuana.
Both King and Cross were also in the vehicle with Jones and were arrested for hindering prosecution.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING GUNSHOTS IN POPLAR BLUFF
Gunshots were reportedly fired at a home in Poplar Bluff on Wednesday.
The shots hit a residence on North Street Wednesday night.
There have been no arrests made and the incident is under investigation.
NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS SOLD TO ARIZONA BASED COMPANY
New Wave Communications, which provides internet service to multiple communities in Southeast Missouri, including Poplar Bluff and Dexter, has been sold to Cable One Incorporated.
The transaction was reportedly for $735 million dollars.
Cable One is a publicly traded cable service provider serving more than 650,000 customers in 19 states.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE UNDERWAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Route A in Dunklin County is being reduced to one lane so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance.
The bridge is located between County Roads 525 and 526.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 am to 3 pm daily, through Thursday, January 26th.
CARUTHERSVILLE MAN’S SENTENCE COMMUTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
A Caruthersville man has had his sentence commuted by President Obama.
Timmy Nathan Johnson was sentenced in October of 2009 to 30 years imprisonment for the offenses of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine; money laundering; felon in possession of a firearm; and unlawful drug use in possession of a firearm.
Johnson’s sentence was commuted to 20 years with the condition that he enrolls in residential drug treatment.
OVER THREE GRAMS OF CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE DISCOVERED DURING TRAFFIC STOP IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A deputy in Northeast Arkansas reportedly discovered over three grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.
Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells KWOC News that the deputy stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation and that led to him finding 3.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
Gregory Pippin was taken into custody and has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver.
Following the arrest, Pippin was transported to the Greene County Detention Center.
AG EXPO TO OPEN AT 1 PM TODAY
Multiple events are on the schedule for the opening day of Ag Expo at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff.
Doors will open at the Coliseum at 1 pm and attendees can see over 118 agriculture exhibits that will be at the event.
In addition, there will also be the prepared public speaking contest at 4 pm, the milking contest at 5:30 pm, and the toy tractor pedal pull contest that will start at 6 pm.
Educational events scheduled for Friday include the private applicator training at 2 pm, how to prepare nutritious snacks at 5 pm, and the food safety modernization act at 6:15 pm.
Admission to Ag Expo is $1 for adults. For more information, call 686-8064.
WEEK LONG SHOULDER REPAIR PROJECT BEGINNING TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be in Dunklin County today for a week long shoulder repair project.
According to MoDot, crews will be performing shoulder repairs on Route NN between Routes 412 and 164. Work is scheduled to take place today through Friday, January 27th from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm daily.
During the repairs, Route NN will be reduced to one lane.