POPLAR BLUFF MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION CHARGES
An area man appeared in a Dent County court last week on child pornography charges.
According to Missouri Case Net, a warrant was served earlier this month on 42 year old Marvin Stephens, of Poplar Bluff, on two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor child and two counts of possession of child pornography.
His arraignment was scheduled for March 21st and his bond has been set at $1,000,000.
A bond reduction hearing has been scheduled for April 4th.
SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK INJURES TWO IN BROSELEY AREA
Two people were injured over the weekend in a single vehicle wreck in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, early Sunday morning a vehicle driven by 46 year old Jerry Hosentfeld, of Fisk, ran off the left side of Highway 51 in Broseley, struck a ditch, and overturned.
Hosentfeld suffered moderate injuries in the wreck and a passenger in the vehicle received serious injuries. Both were transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
According to a Highway Patrol arrest report, Hosentfeld is also facing charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.
BUTLER COUNTY TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO HOST MEETING TODAY
The Butler County Transportation Advisory Committee will be hosting a public meeting today.
According to the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission, the meeting has been scheduled for 9:30 to 10 am this morning at the Butler County Courthouse.
The Committee will be discussing with the public the Planning Framework Process, transportation issues, and priorities within the county to present to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
AUTHORITIES IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WARN OF POSSIBLE POLICE IMPOSTER
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are warning the public about a possible police imposter.
Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells KWOC News on March 22, the Clay County Sheriff's Department received a call about a possible impersonation of a law enforcement vehicle.
The vehicle attempted to pull over a citizen on Highway 49 near the Clay and Greene County line. The vehicle in question is a white or silver colored smaller SUV with blue lights.
Miller says that if you come into contact with a vehicle that is attempting to pull you over, and you are unsure if it is law enforcement, call 911 immediately. Do not pull over if you are unsure.
The 911 operator will be able to identify if the vehicle is a law enforcement officer or provide you with instructions to follow in case it is not.
WYATT MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES IN STODDARD COUNTY
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested a Wyatt man on multiple felony charges.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 35 year old Anthony Pettigrew was taken into custody Sunday afternoon on felony charges of tampering with a motor vehicle 1st degree, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and resisting arrest.
Following the arrest, Pettigrew was held at the Stoddard County Jail.
FREE SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION EVENT TO BE HELD IN POPLAR BLUFF IN EARLY MAY
An event has been scheduled for early May in Poplar Bluff to provide area residents with smoke alarms.
The American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas has announced the launch of its spring Sound the Alarm Mission Campaign. The goal is to ‘sound the alarm’ about three critical ways to help save lives through the Red Cross mission: smoke alarm installations, blood donations, and volunteer and financial donations.
Volunteers in Poplar Bluff will assist in installing free smoke alarms in homes from noon to 4 pm on May 5th. Anyone needing a smoke alarm is asked to go online to GetASmokeAlarm.org or call 573-335-9471, ext. 1310.
Numerous blood drives will be held throughout the Southeast Missouri area during the spring campaign. Blood and platelets are needed every day for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.
You can make an appointment to donate blood by going to RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
To volunteer or donate to the American Red Cross, go to RedCross.org/stamc for more information.
DEXTER MAN FACING METH CHARGE FOLLOWING WEEKEND ARREST
An area man was taken into custody Saturday on a felony meth charge.
According to authorities, 30 year old Jacob Mikels, of Dexter, was arrested Saturday afternoon on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mikels was held in the Stoddard County Jail following his arrest.