NAME RELEASED OF HOMICIDE VICTIM IN STODDARD COUNTY
Updating a story we brought to you last week, authorities in Dexter have released the name of a victim in a homicide investigation.
According to the Dexter Police Department, on Thursday the Stoddard County Major Case Squad was activated regarding a suspicious death in Dexter.
Officials say that the deceased has been identified as 66 year old Jimmy Lynn Casey, of Dexter.
An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on Friday. Anyone who has information in connection to the investigation is asked to contact Captain Trout or Lieutenant Mills at the Dexter Police Department.
FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has released some fireworks safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this Fourth of July.
The CPSC advises parents to never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks and always have adult supervision when kids of any age are playing with fireworks, including sparklers.
Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully and keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Also, never point or throw fireworks at another person.
Poplar Bluff residents should remember that shooting fireworks inside the city is not permitted without a permit. A fireworks display will begin at approximately 9 pm on Wednesday.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN TO BE SENTENCED IN OCTOBER ON GUN AND DRUG CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff man is scheduled to be sentenced in October after pleading guilty to meth and gun charges.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 36 year old Nicholas Kemp pled guilty on Friday to charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
In February of 2017, officers seized a nine millimeter pistol and 12 ounces of methamphetamine from Kemp after encountering him at a local motel during the course of an unrelated investigation into a stolen license plate.
Kemp faces a maximum punishment of 40 years of imprisonment and a fine up to $1,000,000 on the drug charges and a maximum sentence of life for possession of the firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking crime.
His sentencing is set for October 2nd.
TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO HEROIN ARREST IN KENNETT
Authorities in Kennett have arrested an area man on multiple drug related charges.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers located an undisclosed amount of heroin and synthetic marijuana along with narcotic related paraphernalia during a traffic stop last Thursday.
Officers arrested 26 year old Raymond Pullum, of Kennett, for possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Pullum was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office.
SIKESTON WOMAN FACING METH CHARGE OUT OF BUTLER COUNTY
A Sikeston woman was arrested over the weekend in Butler County on a felony meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Angela Lewis was taken into custody Saturday afternoon on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance – clonazepam, and possession of controlled substance –tramadol.
Lewis is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
ROAD WORK SCHEDULED TO BEGIN TODAY ON ROUTE MM IN STODDARD AND DUNKLIN COUNTIES
Route MM in Stoddard and Dunklin Counties will be closed early this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
The section of Route MM to be closed is located from Route U to Route J.
Weather permitting, work will take place today and tomorrow from 6 am to 6 pm, daily.
DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD CLOSED FOR BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
A portion of Route A in Dunklin County has been closed so crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can perform bridge maintenance.
According to officials, work began this morning at 6 am and the bridge will re-open at noon on Tuesday.
The bridge is located between County Road 516 and Route T.