RIPLEY COUNTY HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO FIVE BEING CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER
A homicide investigation in Ripley County has resulted in five people being charged with first degree murder.
According to Ripley County Sheriff Mike Barton, Dawn Lloyd, Jerad Lloyd, Cody Payne, David Scrivner Jr., and Schylar Tubbs are each facing charges including first degree murder, kidnapping, second degree arson, and armed criminal action.
The arrests stem from the recent discovery of human remains in Ripley County. Sheriff Barton says that the remains have been identified as 44 year old Daniel Richardson.
BLACK RIVER MEDICAL CENTER EMERGENCY ROOM TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK
A Poplar Bluff emergency room is set to close next week.
The emergency room at Black River Medical Center will be closing at 7 pm on Friday, August 9th. Black River Medical Center will merge with Saint Francis Healthcare System the following week.
According to a news release from Saint Francis, the emergency room will be converted to an urgent care center beginning on August 12th.
ATHLETE PHYSICALS SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT IN POPLAR BLUFF
Poplar Bluff High School and Junior High student athletes can get a free physical done tonight at the High School.
Physicals will be conducted beginning at 5:30 pm on for athletes in the 7th and 8th grades, beginning at 6:30 for 9th and 10th grades, and beginning at 7:30 for 11th and 12th grades.
The first practice date for student athletes at Poplar Bluff High School is Monday, August 12th, with junior high students following a week later on August 19th.
ONE PERSON STILL BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO KENNETT HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
Kennett authorities are still searching for a subject in connection to an ongoing homicide investigation.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers are still actively searching for Andrea Laray Davis following a shooting over the weekend. Officials say Davis should be considered possibly armed and dangerous and should not be approached by the general public.
Officers were also searching for Quae’sion Hollywood, who has since been located.
Anyone who has information Davis’s whereabouts is asked to contact your nearest law enforcement agency.
MULTIPLE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COUNTIES ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE
Multiple counties in Southeast Missouri will soon be able to receive disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson tells KWOC News that FEMA has agreed to the state’s request to provide federal assistance to local governments and nonprofits in 68 counties recovering from flooding and severe storms between April 29th and July 5th.
The counties approved include Stoddard, Wayne, New Madrid, Randolph, Shannon, and Pemiscot.
FEMA’s decision also makes available assistance through its Hazard Mitigation Program to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property due to natural hazards.
DONIPHAN MAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE
A Doniphan man is facing a felony drug charge following his arrest Monday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31 year old Michael Arnold was taken into custody shortly after 8 pm Monday night in Ripley County.
Arnold was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.
MAN ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON NUMEROUS WARRANTS
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested a Bonne Terre man on numerous warrants.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 39 year old Darrin Mcintyre was recently arrested on a total of 10 felony state warrants for failure to appear, as well as a single municipal warrant for failure to appear.
His total bond amount has been set at over $10,000, cash only, and officials say he remained in custody as of this morning.