MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT
A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody in connection to an alleged sexual assault of a young child.
KWOC News spoke with Poplar Bluff Police Detective Andy Cleaveland about the arrest.
On Tuesday November 6, officers of the Poplar Bluff Police Department responded to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for a reported sexual assault.
Further investigation was made regarding the incident. Pursuant to this investigation, the suspects name was determined to be 22 year old Jacob Anthony Mancel, of Poplar Bluff. Officers made contact with Mancel at his residence and he was subsequently taken into custody. Mancel cooperated during the investigation and was later lodged in the Butler County Jail on the charges of Child Molestation 1st degree and Statutory Sodomy 1st degree. This investigation is ongoing.
Mancel’s bond has been set at $100,000 cash only and he is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment this morning.
TWO AIRLIFTED TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING CRASH
Two Poplar Bluff residents were badly injured in a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Butler County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred shortly before 5 pm, when a vehicle driven by 42 year old Frederick Sparks ran off the side of County Road 309, struck a ditch, and overturned.
Sparks and a passenger in the vehicle both suffered serious injuries and were flown to a Memphis hospital.
ARKANSAS GUN DEER SEASON TO BEGIN THIS WEEKEND
Deer season in Missouri has already begun and this weekend hunters in Arkansas will be heading to the woods as well.
According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, modern gun deer season will begin on November 10th.
High water on the White and Cache rivers has forced the commission to temporarily close deer season in some wildlife management areas of eastern Arkansas, as well as some private land in the Cache River basin.
Henry Gray Hurricane Lake near Bald Knob is one of the locations that has been closed to deer hunting.
Hunters are urged to check current water levels in their area before heading out to the woods.
Visit www.agfc.com for more information.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON STATUTORY RAPE WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County say a Dexter man has been arrested on a statutory rape warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 41 year old David Madsen was recently taken into custody on a warrant for 1st degree statutory rape.
Madsen’s bond was set at $250,000 cash only.
ROADSIDE REPAIRS UNDERWAY IN WAYNE COUNTY
Northbound Route 67 in Wayne County is being reduced with a 14 foot width restriction through the end of the year while contractor crews perform roadside repairs.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway being reduced is located from County Road 221A to Route 34.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 7 am to 7 pm daily through Monday, December 31st.
BOARD BEING FORMED TO HELP REDEVELOP AREAS FOR USE IN POPLAR BLUFF
City Officials in Poplar Bluff are looking for applicants to help redevelop areas within the city.
Officials say a Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Board is being formed to redevelop blighted or insanitary areas for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, or public use.
The City is seeking five members who are taxpayers, city residents, and have resided in the city limits for at least five years.
Anyone wanting to serve on the board should apply at the City Clerk’s Office. Applications should be received by November 15th.