TWO ARRESTS MADE IN BUTLER COUNTY HOMICIDE
Two arrests have been made in a homicide investigation in Butler County.
Butler County Coroner Andy Moore tells KWOC News that the investigation began at Bricks Off-Road Park Saturday evening, after a 12 year old juvenile had been assaulted.
At approximately 10:30 PM on Saturday evening, the Butler County Corners office was notified of a homicide that took place at Bricks Off-Road Park. We identified the deceased as Joe Girard 41 of Oak Ridge Missouri. Preliminary findings indicate that he was struck multiple times and succumb to his injuries, due to blunt force trauma. At this time I do not believe any weapons were used. I have scheduled an autopsy for Monday morning at 9:30 with Dr. Russell Deidiker in Farmington Missouri.
KWOC News has learned the two suspects have identified as 39 year old Rickey Holt Jr., and 40 year old Brenda Holt, both of Bunker. Both suspects are facing charges of voluntary manslaughter. Rickey Holt was released from custody after posting bond and Brenda Holt remains in the Butler County Justice Center on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.
TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN STODDARD COUNTY
Two people were injured in a single vehicle wreck over the weekend in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Armon Elder, of Puxico, was driving on Route J in Stoddard County when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a culvert.
The passenger in the vehicle was seriously injured and air lifted to a Memphis hospital while Elder received moderate injuries and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
OVER 100 TICKETS ISSUED AS PART OF A CLICK IT OR TICKET MOBILIZATION IN DEXTER
The Dexter Police Department has announced that over 100 tickets were issued during a recent Click It or Ticket mobilization.
Chief Trevor Pulley tells us that during the enforcement effort, from May 21st through June 3rd, officers issued a total of 102 traffic tickets; including 64 seat belt tickets and one child restraint violation.
Pulley says that seat belts are your single best defense in a crash, and law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and arrive alive.