PRISON ESCAPEE POSSIBLY IN POPLAR BLUFF
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are looking for a prison escapee.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, authorities are attempting to locate Shedric Anderson, who is listed as an escapee from the Federal Bureau of Prison System.
Police say Anderson is believed to be in the Poplar Bluff area.
Anyone who has information on Anderson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department.
ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO FATAL SHOOTING IN SIKESTON
Officials in Sikeston say that an arrest has been made in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred last week.
According to Assistant Chief James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, during the early morning hours of August 23rd, officers received a call of a subject shot in front of a residence on Kendall Street.
Officers responded and found 27 year old Marcus De’Andres Price, of Sikeston, unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound to the torso. He was later pronounced dead by Scott County Coroner Scott Amick.
Yesterday, Sikeston detectives arrested 19 year old Shamar Lowe, of Cape Girardeau, on charges of murder 1st, armed criminal action, and resisting or interfering with a felony arrest.
Lowe’s bond has been set at $200,000 cash only.
POLICE IN CLAY COUNTY SEARCHING FOR MAN
A search is underway for a man in Northeast Arkansas.
Officials with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department tell KWOC News that they and the Corning Police Department are searching for a white male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, with dark hair.
The man fled from police on foot and was seen wearing blue jeans and a white floral print shirt in the area of Wal-Mart and Arnold Addition in Corning.
Citizens are being urged not to approach the subject.
If you see anyone wondering around the area acting strangely or if you have knowledge on the whereabouts of the suspect, you are asked to call the Clay County Sheriff’s Department at 870-598-2270.
CITY OF HAYTI AWARDED OVER $20,000 FOR NEW POLICE VEHICLE
A southeast Missouri community will be getting over $20,000 to assist law enforcement efforts.
According to United States Senator Claire McCaskill, the city of Hayti has been awarded $20,300 in federal funding for the purchase a new police vehicle.
The funding was one of three grants across Missouri that was recently awarded, totaling over $57,000.
MAN FACING CHARGE OUT OF STODDARD COUNTY ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY
A man facing a charge out of Stoddard County has been arrested in Western Kentucky.
According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, at around noon yesterday, the Stoddard County Prosecutor’s Office contacted them about locating 50 year old Warren Asher.
Asher had been charged in Stoddard County with Domestic Assault 1st degree with a $20,000 cash bond and probation violation with no bond.
Asher was located at an area residence and reportedly attempted to flee. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
Officials say that Asher sustained minor injuries when he resisted arrest. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment before being lodged into the McCracken Regional Jail.
REDMAN AND ROCKWOOD BEACHES AT WAPPAPELLO LAKE TO REMAIN OPEN
Area residents will get extra time to play at two beaches at Wappapello Lake.
Officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers tell KWOC News that both Redman and Rockwood beaches will remain open beyond their scheduled closure date of September 4th.
A new closure date for the beaches has not been decided.
People's Creek Beach will still remain open until October 1st.
HIGHWAY PATROL URGES SAFETY FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Labor Day weekend is upon us and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging everyone to be safe during the holiday weekend.
The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. over the Labor Day holiday weekend. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways, enforcing Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt, and impaired driving laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists.
Last year, 11 people were killed and 265 injured in Missouri over the Labor Day holiday weekend in 941 traffic crashes. Also, 142 people were arrested by the Highway Patrol for driving while intoxicated.
DRIVERS ASKED TO USE CAUTION IN THE AREA OF THE 61 MILE YARD SALE
With Labor Day weekend every year comes the return of the 61 mile yard sale and the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to be cautious.
Visitors and residents will be out in full force along Route 61 this weekend from Bloomsdale to Jackson for the yard sale.
MoDOT officials say they will be doing their part to bring a safety message to the forefront. Message boards will be in place along the route to alert drivers of the unusual traffic patterns and promote safe driving.