NAME RELEASED OF VICTIM IN CARTER COUNTY SHOOTING
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, the name has been released of the victim in a Carter County shooting.
According to authorities, 34 year old Rudy Hernandez, of Ellsinore, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound early Tuesday morning.
Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens tells KWOC News that an extensive manhunt is ongoing for 44 year old Jason Roberts. Stephens says Roberts is being considered armed and dangerous
Anyone who has information on Roberts’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Carter County Sheriff's Office at 573-323-4510.
WOMAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOLLOWING PURSUIT AND SEARCH IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
A woman was taken into custody Tuesday following a pursuit that began on Sunday.
According to the Oregon County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday the Doniphan Police Department reported that they were in a vehicle pursuit westbound on MO 160 approaching the Oregon County line. The driver of the vehicle was a female, and had five children inside the vehicle with her. The officers discontinued the pursuit at the County Line.
On Monday, the vehicle involved in the pursuit was recovered at the Riverton Church and the Oregon County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a woman and five children walking along the river bank near Riverton.
A search was started and continued into Tuesday when the woman and children were found safe.
The woman, identified as 26 year old Danisha Price, of Doniphan, was taken into custody.
HOT TEMPERATURES AND SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TODAY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Residents in Southeast Missouri are looking at chances of hot temperatures and severe storms today.
According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service, there are chances of thunderstorms for this afternoon through late tonight.
A few strong to severe storms will be possible, mainly in the heat of the day, with damaging winds the main severe threat. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning could accompany any thunderstorms through tonight.
Afternoon heat index values could top out around 100 degrees over the southern portions of southeast Missouri.
AREA MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS IN BUTLER COUNTY
A local man was taken into custody last night on multiple warrants and a drug charge in Butler County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 45 year old Michael Choate, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested shortly after 8 pm on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.
Choate also reportedly had warrants for failure to appear out of Butler County and Poplar Bluff.
Following the arrest, Choate was held at the Butler County Jail
AUTHORITIES IN BUTLER COUNTY ARREST POPLAR BLUFF MAN ON METH AND PARAPHERNALIA CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff man is facing a meth charge following his arrest Wednesday afternoon in Butler County.
According to authorities, 30 year old John Gray was taken into custody shortly before 4:30 pm Wednesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, Gray was transported to the Butler County Jail.
TWO IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO PURSUIT IN THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL
Two people are in custody following a pursuit in the Missouri bootheel.
Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield tells KWOC News that at around 3 am Wednesday morning an officer responded to a burglary call at an area pharmacy.
Upon their arrival, the officer observed a suspect vehicle leaving the scene. The officer pursued the vehicle into Dunklin County, where the vehicle crashed. Two suspects then fled the scene on foot.
One of the suspects, from Memphis, Tennessee, was then taken into custody. A long search ensued for the second suspect, a 43 year old man from Osceola, Arkansas, which ended with his arrest.
Stanfield says the two suspects are currently incarcerated in the Pemiscot County Jail awaiting the filing of formal charges by the Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney. Their names were not released.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES
Authorities in Southeast Missouri arrested a Poplar Bluff man yesterday afternoon on multiple drug charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Jameak Townsend was taken into custody on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for hydrocodone and methamphetamine.
Townsend is also facing charges of possession of a controlled substance – marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding.
MONTH LONG ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route 25 in Stoddard and Cape Girardeau Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction over the next month as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation tell KWOC News that the section of roadway to be reduced is located from Route K to the Route 74 intersection and from Route 77 to the Route 91 intersection in Stoddard County.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 5 pm daily through Sunday, August 19th.