VEHICLE BURSTS INTO FLAMES DURING PURSUIT INVOLVING POLICE
A vehicle reportedly burst into flames during a pursuit involving police earlier this week.
Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell KWOC News that officers were advised Tuesday night that a Dunklin County Deputy was in pursuit of a vehicle entering the city limits on Missouri Highway 84.
Officers joined the pursuit and the suspect vehicle eventually exited the city limits and proceeded into Arkansas. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle attempted to strike a patrol vehicle multiple times.
Eventually the driver of the suspect vehicle lost control and struck a tree. The vehicle then immediately burst into flames. Officers were able to extract the driver, a passenger, and two dogs from the vehicle before they could be injured from the flames.
The driver of the vehicle was air lifted to a medical facility in Memphis for injuries he sustained in the crash. The female passenger was transported by ambulance to the Hayti Hospital.
Officers later learned that both the driver and passenger had several outstanding felony warrants for their arrest. A report was sent to the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office for the filing of formal charges against the driver regarding the incident. The names of the two people were not released.
TEXAS MAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS
Authorities in Wayne County have arrested a Texas man on multiple warrants.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33 year old George Pfaff, of Midland, Texas, was taken into custody yesterday evening on three Butler County warrants for failure to appear and one Wayne County failure to appear warrant.
Following the arrest, Pfaff was held at the Wayne County Jail.
POPLAR BLUFF SHO-ME BAND TO HOST ALUMNI NIGHT NEXT MONTH
The Poplar Bluff Sho-Me band will be hosting an Alumni night for past band members before an upcoming football game.
Past band members will get to perform during the pregame ceremony before the Mules take on Ritenour on Friday, September 14th.
Check in will be at Poplar Bluff High School at 3:30 pm, followed by a rehearsal in advance of the 6:30 pm on-field performance.
Registration forms are due by September 1st. For more information, visit www.shomeband.com.
MAN WANTED ON CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGE ARRESTED IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, a Lilbourn man wanted on a child molestation charge has been taken into custody.
Officials with the New Madrid Police Department tell KWOC News that Gerald Davis was arrested yesterday evening without incident in Lilbourn.
Davis has been charged with one felony count of sodomy or attempted sodomy in the first degree and one felony count of child molestation in the second degree.
KENNETT MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE
A Kennett man has reportedly been arrested on a drug charge.
According to authorities, on Tuesday morning officers in Kennett were dispatched to a residence to assist the Division of Children’s Services in an investigation.
During the investigation, officers located an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and narcotic related paraphernalia. 30 year old Eldon Osborn was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance as well as an active warrant out of Butler County.
Following the arrest, Osborn was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center.
CARTER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY
A section of Route K in Carter County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.
The section of roadway to be closed is located from Route 21 to Route B.
Weather permitting, work will take place today from 7 am to 4 pm.
GRANT AWARDED FOR ROOF OF RODGERS THEATER
A grant has been approved to assist in the restoration of a popular Poplar Bluff landmark.
According to the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Economic Development has awarded the Rodgers Theatre a grant for $336,900 to replace the roof.
The theatre is still required to provide a $45,400 match for the project.