PURSUIT LEADS TO ARREST IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
A Florissant, Missouri man has been taken into custody following a pursuit earlier this week in Southeast Missouri.
Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield tells KWOC News that on Monday officers responded to a disturbance call at the Deerfield Travel Center.
When officers arrived, a vehicle fleeing the scene struck the patrol car. Officers pursued the suspect vehicle, which reportedly exceeded speeds of 100 mph.
In New Madrid County, stop sticks were deployed which disabled the vehicle and the driver was taken into custody.
The driver has been identified as 29 year old James Graham Jr. Stanfield says that Graham has been charged with 2nd degree assault and additional charges are pending. His bond has been set at $75,000.
SPECIAL PROSECUTOR APPOINTED IN STODDARD COUNTY MANSLAUGHTER CASE
A special prosecutor has been appointed in connection to a fatal incident involving a pedestrian in Stoddard County.
Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver tells KWOC News that he filed a motion Tuesday for the appointment of a special prosecutor for the cases of Wesley Faries and Gaery Faries.
Wesley Faries has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the first degree. He was allegedly driving the vehicle that struck 21 year old Phillip Manning on February 17th. Manning was pronounced dead at the scene.
Faries father, Garey Faries, was charged with hindering prosecution for allegedly falsely claiming he was the driver of the vehicle.
Oliver says that New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney, Andrew Lawson, has been appointed by the Court to prosecute the cases.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY VEHICLE NEAR PUXICO
A pedestrian was injured Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Dana Roark, of Perryville, was walking across a roadway near Puxico at around 1 pm when she was struck by the vehicle.
Roark suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
BOATING SAFETY COURSE TO BE HELD IN POPLAR BLUFF
A boating safety certification course has been scheduled for next month in Poplar Bluff.
The class will be held from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, March 25th at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E Headquarters on Highway 67 North.
Missouri law requires any person born after January 1st, 1984 to carry a boating safety certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, including personal watercrafts, on Missouri lakes.
There is no fee for the course; however, students are required to pre-register online, as the class will be limited to 30 people. Any student who successfully passes the course will be eligible to order the boating safety certification card, which costs $15.
If you would like more information or want to register for the course, go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's website at mshp.dps.mo.gov.
DATE SET FOR ROMBAUER CEMETERY ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
The date has been set for the annual board meeting for Rombauer Cemetery.
The meeting will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, March 11th, at the Rombauer Baptist Church fellowship hall. Anyone interested in maintaining the cemetery is being urged to attend the meeting.
For additional information, call 785-1514.
BUTLER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Route 142 in Butler County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe under the roadway.
The road will be closed between County Roads 314 and 316.
Work is scheduled to be performed from 8 am to 1 pm.