DEXTER TEENAGER ARRESTED ON SEXUAL ABUSE AND SODOMY WARRANT
A Dexter teenager has been taken into custody in Stoddard County on a sexual abuse warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 19 year old Christopher Reece Ammons was recently arrested on a warrant for 1st degree sexual abuse, 2nd degree sodomy, and 3rd degree assault on a law officer.
Few details about the arrest have been released, however officials say that Ammons remained in jail as of this morning.
WOMAN AIRLIFTED TO ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK ON ICY ROAD
A Fredericktown woman was airlifted to a regional hospital yesterday morning after being involved in a wreck in Madison County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31 year old Jessica Henson was driving on an ice covered county road when she lost control and struck a tree.
Henson was seriously injured in the wreck and flown to a St. Louis hospital.
BENEFIT TO BE HELD TONIGHT DURING FISK BASKETBALL GAME
A benefit will be held tonight during a middle school basketball game to help raise money for an area teacher who is fighting breast cancer.
Hoopin’ for a Cure will be held tonight during the 5th and 6th grade Boys and Girls basketball games between Fisk and Puxico. There will be a chili supper beginning at 4:30 pm at the Twin Rivers High School Gym with the games beginning at 5:30 pm.
There will also be a silent auction.
All proceeds from the night will go to Fisk teacher, Jessica Payne, in her fight against cancer. For more information, contact Coach Crockett or Sandy Moore at 573-967-3607.
TWO POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE
Two Poplar Bluff residents were arrested on a meth charge Wednesday night.
According to the Highway Patrol, 41 year old Chad Dunahoo and 40 year old Amanda McCrory, were each arrested shortly after 8 pm on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
They are each also facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and were held in the Butler County Jail following the arrest.
REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION IN CONNECTION TO SIKESTON SHOOTING
A reward has been offered for information in connection to a shooting in Sikeston.
Sergeant Broom with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that on January 22nd officers responded to a report of an assault 1st in the 200 block of Tanner Street.
The victim, Sam Hunter of Sikeston, had been shot one time in what appears to have been a planned robbery/burglary.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing and Sergeant Broom says that the Hunter family has offered a reward of up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for the persons responsible for the crime.
Anyone who has information related to the case is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 573-471-1500.
NEELYVILLE WOMAN FACING METH CHARGE
Authorities in Butler County arrested an area woman yesterday evening on a felony controlled substance charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 47 year old Mary Moore, of Neelyville, was taken into custody on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Following the arrest, Moore was held at the Butler County Jail.
POPLAR BLUFF TEACHER AND STUDENT WIN REGIONAL VFW HONOR
A Poplar Bluff High School teacher and Junior High student were recently honored regionally by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for displaying a sense of civic duty and patriotism.
Courtney Padgett of the eighth grade won first place in the Patriot’s Pen essay competition and social studies teacher Mitch Davis was named the secondary grade level Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education winner last month, in Cape Girardeau.
Courtney wrote in her essay. “Without veterans, we would lose so many things we take for granted every day.” Courtney went on to discuss the responsibility the current generation has to protect the country’s freedom. The theme of the contest was ‘America’s gift to my generation.’
Davis and Courtney were previously recognized by VFW Post 6477, along with PBHS senior Michael Johnson, who placed third in the voice of democracy essay contest themed, “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” The students also received monetary awards.