MAN FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO ACTIONS DURING ARREST ATTEMPT
A Kennett man is facing multiple charges in connection to his actions during an arrest attempt on Sunday.
According to the Kennett Police Department, on Sunday afternoon officers were dispatched to an area residence in reference to a wanted person. At the scene, officers made contact with the suspect who then became combative and assaultive toward his family members for calling the police on him.
Officers took the suspect into custody and in the process of walking the suspect out of the residence; he lunged at and spit in the face of one of the family members.
Once in the yard, the suspect again attempted to lunge at and get to one of the family members. He was taken to the ground where he again decided to become compliant. During the encounter, one officer sustained an injury to his arm; however no medical treatment was required at the time.
25 year old Khadre Hollywood was arrested on the active Kennett Municipal warrant as well as for resisting arrest, failure to obey a lawful order, and assault for spitting on the family member.
He was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY A VEHICLE NEAR PUXICO
A Puxico man has been transported to an area hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Labor Day.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle struck 50 year old Gary Rohan on Highway PP in Stoddard County shortly after 7 pm Monday evening.
Rohan suffered serious injuries and was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital. No injuries were listed for the driver of the vehicle.
CARTER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY
A section of Route K in Carter County will be closed beginning 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 through Thursday from 7 am to 4 pm daily.
GATEWOOD MAN FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING LATE NIGHT WRECK
An area resident was flown to a Memphis hospital last night following a single vehicle wreck in Oregon County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Dustin Reeves, of Gatewood, was driving on Missouri Highway 142 in the Couch area when his vehicle ran off the side of the road and overturned.
Reeves was reportedly not wearing a safety device and was ejected from the vehicle.
He suffered serious injuries during the wreck and was transported to a Memphis hospital.
MAN ALLEGEDLY THREATENS TO SHOOT POLICE OFFICER IN KENNETT
Authorities in Kennett say that a man has been taken into custody after he allegedly threatened to shoot a police officer.
Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell KWOC News that officers responded the scene for a motor vehicle accident Friday morning. At the scene, the officers made contact with one of the two drivers who refused to provide identification and did not have valid insurance.
Upon learning that his vehicle was going to be towed, the subject became irate and threatened to shoot the officer in the head.
The man also attempted to resist while being taken into custody.
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE LEADS TO MAIJUANA BUST IN BUTLER COUNTY
Over seven pounds of marijuana were found in a package last week in Poplar Bluff.
Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tell KWOC News that on Friday officers were alerted to a suspicious package coming through the Poplar Bluff Post Office.
Investigators detected the odor of Marijuana while inspecting the exterior of the package and obtained a search warrant to open the package upon it being claimed.
Officials say that investigators conducted surveillance, ultimately contacting 25 year old Keith Word, of Howardville, as he was receiving the package.
The package was found to contain approximately seven and a half pounds of high grade marijuana, with an approximate street value of $65,000.
Word was placed under arrest and later lodged at the Butler County Jail, pending the filing of formal charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
59 year old AJ Walker, of Kennett, was arrested for several charges including assault 4th degree, assault 3rd degree on a law enforcement officer, leaving the scene of an injury accident, and resisting arrest.
Following the arrest, he was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES AND WARRANTS IN BUTLER COUNTY
An area man has been taken into custody in Butler County on multiple felony charges and warrants.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 48 year old Jon Myers, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested Sunday night on felony charges of resisting arrest by fleeing and possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.
Myers also reportedly had warrants out of Butler County for dangerous drugs and a warrant out of New Madrid County for statutory rape.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO FORCE CLOSURE OF DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD
Route B in Dunklin County will be closed for part of this week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.
According to officials, the section of Route B to be closed is located from Route BB to Bailey Street in Campbell.
Work is scheduled to take place from 8 am to 3 pm today through Thursday.