POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MURDER CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff man is facing a murder charge in connection to a shooting in the Thayer area.
Officials with the Thayer Police Department tell KWOC News that on Tuesday night authorities received a report of multiple gunshots and a male bleeding.
The victim, identified as 39 year old Daniel Carroll, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
An investigation into the incident led to the arrest of 25 year old Kahlil Gregory Omar Smith, of Poplar Bluff, on charges of Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.
Smith was transported to the Oregon County Jail and his bond has been set at one million dollars.
ALLEGED ABDUCTION IN POPLAR BLUFF LEADS TO MULTI-STATE SEARCH, NO ARRESTS MADE
Police officials tell KWOC News that they were contacted about a possible abduction in the Pershing Street area on Wednesday as well a report of shots being fired.
Poplar Bluff Police Lieutenant Josh Stewart says that subjects advised police that a female was at an area residence when a vehicle arrived with three males.
One of the males then allegedly exited the vehicle, barged into the house, assaulted the female, and drug her to a separate vehicle. Both vehicles then left the area with four or five shots allegedly being fired from one of the cars.
Police tracked one of the vehicles into Arkansas and both the man and woman were located between Truman and Marked Tree. The female told authorities that she was fine and had not contacted police.
Stewart says that no arrests have been made since the woman told authorities she was fine and had not been abducted. Officials also did not find any corroborating evidence to support that a firearm had been discharged or was in the men's possession.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MAN FACING STATUTORY RAPE CHARGE
An investigation by the SEMO Cyber Crimes Task Force has led to the arrest of a Southeast Missouri man on a statutory rape charge.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, in February, the Task Force received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, regarding a potential sexual relationship between a 29 year old male and a 15 year old female.
The information indicated that the two communicated through Facebook and had met in person on multiple occasions.
The man, identified as 29 year old Bryan Lindley, of Benton, along with the teenager and her mother were located at a residence in rural Scott County.
Interviews with the three revealed that Lindley was carrying on an intimate relationship with the 15 year old female.
Lindley was arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail where he is currently being held on a $50,000 bond for the charge of Statutory Rape.
POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENT SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Poplar Bluff resident was seriously injured earlier this week in a single vehicle wreck.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Ernest Luellen, of Poplar Bluff, was driving on Highway 51 near Qulin Tuesday afternoon when his vehicle ran off the left side of the road, struck an embankment, and overturned.
A passenger in the vehicle suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital. Luellen suffered minor injuries.
NO STUDENTS INJURED FOLLOWING WRECK INVOLVING A SIKESTON SCHOOL BUS
Officials with the Sikeston R-6 school district say that no one was injured after a school bus was involved in a wreck on Wednesday.
According to the school district, Sikeston R-6 bus number 16 was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon on Pine and Malone.
The bus was carrying senior high students along with fifth and sixth grade students at the time of the wreck. The students were all moved to another bus to finish out their scheduled bus route.
COUNTERFEIT MONEY REPORTED IN THE QULIN AREA
Qulin city officials are advising area residents to check their money.
According to the City of Qulin Facebook page, there have been recent reports of counterfeit money being circulated in the area.
Officials say residents should check for anything that looks abnormal on the front and back of the bills. You can also use a Counterfeit Detector Pen.
Anyone who has questions can go to the Qulin City Hall.
CULVERT PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE CLOSURE OF RIPLEY COUNTY ROAD
Route E in Ripley County will be closed today so crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can replace a culvert pipe under the roadway.
The work zone will be located 3 miles south of the Route 142 Junction.
Work is schedule to take place today, weather permitting, from 8 am to 3 pm.