ALTON WOMAN FOUND DEAD FOLLOWING ATV WRECK
An Alton woman has been found dead following an ATV wreck.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 47 year old Rena Ford was driving an ATV that skidded off the right side of Oregon County Road 102 and struck a tree, ejecting her.
Ford was pronounced dead at around 1:20 pm Thursday afternoon by Deputy Coroner Rob Clary.
POCAHONTAS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE
A Pocahontas man is facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge.
Prosecuting Attorney for the 2nd Judicial District of Arkansas, Scott Ellington, tells KWOC News that 36 year old Eric McQuay entered a plea of guilty Thursday to four counts of distributing, possessing, viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.
He received 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on counts one and two and those counts run consecutively for a total of 20 years. He also received 10 years suspended imposition of sentences on counts three and four.
Ellington says that the Jonesboro Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit began an investigation of McQuay in January 2017 after it was discovered that McQuay shared child pornography via a Peer-to-Peer Network.
MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO A REPORTED ROBBERY IN KENNETT
A man has been taken into custody in connection to a reported robbery in Kennett.
Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell KWOC News that shortly after 11 am Tuesday; officers were dispatched to an area residence where they learned that a subject had allegedly entered the residence armed with a knife, pushed the victim to the floor, and stole the victim’s wallet before fleeing on foot.
Officers later arrested 21 year old Cedric Burton, of Kennett, for 1st degree robbery. Burton was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center.
FOUR FACING METH CHARGE FOLLOWING ARRESTS IN WAYNE COUNTY
Four people are facing a meth charge following their arrest yesterday evening in Wayne County.
According to authorities, 54 year old David Harrison, 36 year old Keith Forsythe, 31 year old Sara Daggs, and 31 year old Nicholas Daggs, all of Piedmont, were each taken into custody shortly before 7:30 pm Thursday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
All four are also facing misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
KENNETT POLICE SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECT IN RECENT THEFTS FROM VEHICLES
Authorities in Kennett are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in connection to recent thefts.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers have obtained photographs of a suspect in some of the recent thefts from vehicles within the city.
We have pictures of the subject available on the KWOC Facebook page.
Anyone who has information on the identity of the subject is asked to contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622.
TWO INJURED IN STODDARD COUNTY WRECK
Two people were injured Thursday morning in a Stoddard County wreck.
According to authorities, the wreck occurred at around 6:15 am when a vehicle failed to yield to another vehicle at Highway Y and N. Both vehicles then ran off the roadway.
The driver of the second vehicle suffered serious injuries and was flown to an area hospital. A passenger in the 1st vehicle received minor injuries.
TWO PATTERSON RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES
Two Patterson residents were each taken into custody Thursday afternoon on a meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Amanda Fobian and 29 year old Kyle Whitaker were each arrested shortly before 3:30 pm Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following their arrests, both Fobian and Whitaker were transported to the Wayne County Jail.
FIRST ANNUAL BICYCLE TUNE UP TO BE HELD TODAY IN POPLAR BLUFF
The First Annual Bicycle Tune Up event will be held today in Poplar Bluff.
The event has been scheduled for 9 am to 3 pm at the Missouri National Guard FMS4 located at 1607 Cravens Road.
There will be free bike tune ups for ages 15 and under and attendees will also have the chance to enter to win a bike.