TEACHER ARRESTED FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION IN SIKESTON
A teacher in Sikeston has been taken into custody following an investigation into possible contact with a student.
Sergeant Jon Broom tells KWOC News that on March 19th, Sikeston Public School administrators contacted the Sikeston Department of Public Safety to report concerns a teacher may have had inappropriate contact with one of their students.
An investigation into the allegations lead to authorities serving a warrant on Wednesday for 47 year old Greg Heuring, of Benton, on the charges of felony sexual contact with a student and two counts of misdemeanor assault 4th degree.
His bond was set at $25,000.
THREE ARRESTED ON HEROIN CHARGE IN BUTLER COUNTY
Three people were taken into custody Thursday night in Butler County on a heroin charge.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 56 year old Douglas Herzog, of Poplar Bluff, as well as 45 year old Lesley Willard and 40 year old Jessica Castleman, of Williamsville, were each arrested at around 8:15 pm on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – heroin.
Herzog is also facing a charge of felony possession of controlled substance in a correctional facility for marijuana.
Officials did not release if the three arrests were connected.
PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECTS ON HIGHWAYS 67 AND 60 TO BEGIN ON MONDAY
Pavement repair projects on both US Highways 67 and 60 are scheduled to begin Monday in Butler County.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, southbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane, just south of Route MM, from 7 am to 4:30 pm.
The other project will see eastbound Route 60 reduced to one lane from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday, just east of Route DD.
SCOTT COUNTY DEPUTY ARRESTED FOLLOWING ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
A Sheriff’s Deputy in Scott County has been arrested following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Scott County Sheriff Wes Drury tells KWOC News that his office received a report about the alleged misconduct at approximately 2:30 am Thursday morning.
Sheriff Drury says that he contacted the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control and requested them to take over the investigation.
At approximately 1 pm Thursday a deputy was taken into custody.
Drury says that more information will be available once formal charges have been filed.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING METH AND PARAPHERNAILA CHARGES
Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Poplar Bluff man on meth and paraphernalia charges.
According to authorities, 42 year old Bruce Scarbrough was taken into custody Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.
Scarbrough is also facing charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended.
Following the arrest, he was held at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
THREE INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY, IN STODDARD COUNTY WRECK
A Cape Girardeau man was seriously injured in a wreck Thursday afternoon in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 78 year old James McCalahan was driving on Missouri Highway 25 when he attempted a left turn and was struck by another vehicle on the driver’s side door.
McCalahan suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to an area hospital. A passenger in both his vehicle and the second vehicle received moderate injuries.