PURSUIT LEADS TO ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody following a pursuit over the weekend in Butler County.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that on Friday, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call on County Road 302.
When officers arrived, a vehicle fleeing the scene attempted to strike an officer with the vehicle. After a short pursuit, the driver of the vehicle intentionally collided into a large fence at a residence on Jerry Lane, which disabled the vehicle.
Officers subsequently apprehended and arrested 39 year old Bryan Peck, of Poplar Bluff, for assault 2nd degree on a law enforcement officer, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest, and various traffic charges.
As of this morning, Peck remains in the Butler County Justice Center on a $250,000 cash only bond.
NAYLOR MAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE FOLLOWING ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Naylor man was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Butler County on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 61 year old Carl Moore was arrested at around 4:30 Monday on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, Moore was held at the Butler County Jail.
DONIPHAN POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST FISHING CLINIC
A date has been set for a fishing clinic that will be hosted by area police.
According to a post on their Facebook page, the Doniphan Police Department will be holding their annual fishing clinic on June 12th.
Parents can sign their children up for the clinic by contacting the Police Department at 573-996-7123.
FISK MAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE FOLLOWING ARREST IN STODDARD COUNTY
A Fisk man was taken into custody Sunday afternoon in Stoddard County on a felony drug charge.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 40 year old Christopher O’Neal was arrested at around 1:15 Sunday on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, O’Neal was held at the Stoddard County Jail.
ALMOST TWO MONTH LONG ROAD PROJECT UNDERWAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Route 61 in New Madrid County is being reduced with an 11-foot width restriction through early August so contractor crews can perform milling and overlay.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway being reduced is located from Calvary Drive in Sikeston to Route 61.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 pm to 6 am daily through Thursday, August 1st.
EVENT TO BE HELD THIS WEEK TO HELP ADULTS LEARN YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
A course will be held later this month to teach adults about how to help a young person who is experiencing a mental health or substance abuse problem.
The Youth Mental Health First Aid course has been scheduled for 8 am to 5 pm on June 12th at the University of Missouri Extension Office in Dexter.
The course can be taken by anyone age 18 or older, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people, ages 12 to 18, including teachers, coaches, social workers, and faith leaders.
The registration fee is $10 and includes lunch and a participant manual. To register, call 573-568-3344.
TWO THREE RIVERS COLLEGE STUDNETS COMPETING IN NATIONAL RODEO THIS WEEK
The College National Finals Rodeo is underway and two area students will be competing.
Three Rivers College rodeo team members, Jake Sellers and Madison Steele, are participating in the rodeo, which began on Sunday.
Steele was the 2019 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Ozark Region Breakaway Roping Champion, which secured her spot in the CNFR.
Sellers ended the year in fourth place in the NIRA Ozark Region for bull riding. Since the competitor in third place was unable to attend the CNFR, Sellers got the call to take his place.
The rodeo is scheduled to take place in Casper, Wyoming through June 15th.