MAN SHOT OVER THE WEEKEND IN POPLAR BLUFF
A man was shot over the weekend in Butler County.
The incident occurred Saturday at Bacon Park in Poplar Bluff where the victim had been shot in both of his legs.
An investigation is underway and no information has been released about a possible suspect or motive in the shooting.
OFFICER INJURED DURING PURSUIT IN KENNETT
An officer was injured during a foot pursuit Saturday in Kennett.
Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell KWOC News that at approximately 2:30 pm Saturday, officers were dispatched to an area residence in reference to a stolen bicycle. Upon arrival, the suspect was present and provided the officers with the name of an individual who had outstanding warrants.
As officers attempted to arrest the subject on the warrants, he fled and a foot pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the suspect allegedly caused injury to one of the officers attempting to subdue him and was eventually apprehended in a back yard.
Officials say the suspect, identified as 37 year old Tyson Pulliam, of Kennett, was arrested on two warrants and transported to the Dunklin County Justice Center.
He was placed on a twenty-four hour hold pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s Office for resisting arrest for a felony, assault 4th degree on a law enforcement officer, and two counts of property damage.
The injured officer was treated and released by medics.
WRECK NEAR PUXICO LEAVES MAN WITH SERIOUS INJURIES
One person was flown to an area hospital following a wreck over the weekend in Stoddard County.
According to authorities, the wreck occurred Sunday morning at around 8:40 am on Missouri Highway 51, four miles north of Puxico.
A vehicle, driven by 74 year old William Wills, of McGee, reportedly made a left turn in the path of another vehicle and was hit.
Wills suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital. The driver of the second vehicle received moderate injuries and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN WRECK INVOLVING SCHOOL BUS NEAR WAPPAPELLO
Two people were injured in a wreck involving a school bus Friday afternoon near Wappapello.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the school bus was backing down Barrett Road in Wayne County at around 3:46 pm Friday when it backed into a Pontiac Sunfire.
The Sunfire received extensive damage while two people inside the vehicle suffered minor injuries and were transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
No one inside the school bus was injured during the incident.
DEXTER WOMAN FACING MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES
A Dexter woman is facing multiple drug related charges following her arrest Sunday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 50 year old Beverly Scott was taken into custody shortly after 11 pm Sunday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.
Scott is also reportedly facing charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
VAN BUREN WOMAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR A BUTLER COUNTY WARRANT
Authorities in Carter County say than an area woman has been arrested on a felony warrant.
According to authorities, 25 year old Mary Mitchem, of Van Buren, was taken into custody Sunday evening on a felony Butler County warrant for sale of a controlled substance.
Following her arrest, Mitchem was transported to the Butler County Jail.
EARTHQUAKE SHAKES SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
An earthquake shook parts of Southeast Missouri Sunday evening.
Officials with the United States Geological Survey tell KWOC News that a magnitude 2.0 earthquake was recorded at 6:23 pm Sunday, a little over six miles east northeast of Portageville.
Officials say the earthquake had a depth of over nine miles.