ONE DEAD, ANOTHER IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING FATAL BUTLER COUNTY SHOOTING
One man is dead and another has been taken into custody following a weekend shooting in Butler County.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that around 9 am Sunday, the Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to a man being shot.
At the scene, deputies found a man lying face down on the porch. The man, identified as 49 year old Steven Scott, of Poplar Bluff, had apparently been shot and was deceased.
Following an investigation, 55 year old David Morgeson, of Harviell, was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He was held in the Butler County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
ARREST MADE IN SIKESTON MURDER INVESTIGATION
Authorities in Sikeston say an arrest has been made in connection to an August murder.
Sergeant Jon Broom with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that 19 year old Deshauntay Craig, of Sikeston, was arrested Sunday for his alleged involvement in the killing of Marcus De ’Andres Price on August 23rd.
A warrant was issued for Craig on the charges of murder 1st, robbery 1st, armed criminal action, and resisting arrest.
His bond was set at $150,000, cash only.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Poplar Bluff man was taken to an area hospital Monday afternoon after being involved in a single vehicle wreck.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred shortly before 3 pm when a vehicle driven by 34 year old Joshua Cochran ran off the side of County Road 544 and struck a tree.
Cochran suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Poplar Bluff Hospital.
CARTER COUNTY HEALTH CENTER SETS DATE FOR HEPATITIS A AND FLU CLINIC
Officials with the Carter County Health Center have announced that a date has been set for an upcoming Hepatitis A and Flu Clinic.
According to the Carter County Health Center, the clinic has been scheduled for November 20th at the Health Center.
Anyone who cannot get to the Health Center on that date can stop by from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
Officials say that as of November 8th, Carter County has had 21 laboratory confirmed cases of Hepatitis A reported and the Health Center has free vaccines available for adults over the age of 19.
THREE POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SELECTED AS ALTERNATES FOR ALL-STATE CHOIR
Multiple Poplar Bluff Students have been chosen as some of the best high school singers in Missouri.
According to Poplar Bluff High School, several PBHS students auditioned for the All-State choir on Saturday and three were selected as alternates.
The three selected were Kerrigan Moore, Allison Knowlton, and Ross Dare.
DEXTER POLICE DEPARTMENT WARNS AREA RESIDENTS ABOUT SCAM CALLS
Authorities in Dexter are warning area residents to be on the lookout for scam calls, even if your caller ID tells you the calls are coming from the Dexter Police Department.
According to the Dexter Police Department, they have received reports of a caller stating that a relative of the person being called is in custody. The caller will then tell you to put bond money on a prepaid card and give them the card number.
Officials say that this is a scam and that police departments do not tell people to pay with prepaid cards.
Even if the Caller ID looks correct, scammers can rig it to look like they are calling from the police department.
If you receive a call like this, contact your local law enforcement agency.