OKLAHOMA MAN DIES FROM INJURIES RECEIVED IN OREGON COUNTY WRECK
An Oklahoma man has died from injuries he received in a single vehicle wreck earlier this week in Oregon County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old Alejandro Lazo-Obregon ran off of Route J and hit a tree Tuesday afternoon.
Lazo-Obregon was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital where he passed away Thursday afternoon.
STEELE MAN IN CUSTODY ON FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE
A Steele man has turned himself in to officials in connection to the death of 30 year old Larry Turner.
According to authorities, 26 year old Ratio Armour turned himself in Thursday morning in Pemiscot County. Amrour was arraigned later in the day on charges of 1st degree murder and armed criminal action.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON STATUTORY RAPE CHARGES
A Dexter man is in custody following his arrest on statutory rape charges.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 30 year old Samuel Matthew Poe has been arrested on charges of 2nd degree statutory sodomy and two counts of 2nd degree statutory rape.
Additional information about the arrest was not released.
MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING CHASE WITH POLICE
A man is in custody after he allegedly led police on a chase Thursday in Kennett.
According to the Kennett Police Department, the suspect was observed travelling at an excessive speed when officers tried to initiate a stop.
The man led police on a chase which included the man colliding with a police officer and then a telephone pole. The suspect then fled on foot and was eventually apprehended in an abandoned residence.
Inside the residence, officers located a firearm and an undisclosed amount of narcotics that the suspect had attempted to hide.
The suspect’s name is being withheld pending the filing of formal charges.
DONIPHAN MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE
A Doniphan man has been taken into custody on a meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 50 year old Mark Stout is facing a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine following his arrest Thursday afternoon in Ripley County.
HIGHWAY PATROL ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS TO BE HELD IN AUGUST
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced they will be holding a hazardous moving vehicle operation and a DWI saturation operation next month in Southeast Missouri.
The driving while intoxicated saturation is a mobile operation in which troopers saturate a specific area in an effort to arrest impaired drivers. The hazardous moving operation is designed to target vehicles that are being operated in a hazardous manner.
Exact dates or counties were not given for the operations, just that they would be held sometime in August.
MAN WANTED ON DRUG CHARGE TURNS HIMSELF IN
Poplar Bluff police say a man wanted on a drug charge has turned himself in.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, Chris Garrett turned himself in at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office without incident and has since been released on bond. Garrett was wanted for felony dangerous drugs.
The Police Department is also looking for another man on a drug charge.
Reggie L. Johnson is wanted for felony distribution of drugs. Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts should call the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.
A picture of Johnson is available on our Facebook page.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY SIDE-SWIPING ANOTHER DRIVER IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A man is facing charges after he allegedly side-swiped a vehicle that had his girlfriend in it in Craighead County.
According to authorities the incident occurred Wednesday night when 34 year old Jonathon B. Poynor saw his girlfriend in another man’s truck.
Poynor was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault. There were no injuries reported.
FEDERAL DISASTER AID TO HELP REBUILD ARKANSAS COMMUNITIES
(AP) – Federal officials say more than $6 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ storm recovery efforts following this spring’s severe weather in Arkansas.
Almost $2 million in federal disaster assistance has already been approved to help individuals, families and businesses repair property and replace essential possessions.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the federal funds will help reimburse local governments for the emergency work and debris removal that took place in the storm’s immediate aftermath.
Other public assistance projects are being developed and approved by local, state, and federal officials. The estimated cost when they are complete is more than $4.1 million.
Recovery officials are working with more than 65 applicants to develop specifications and costs for about 75 projects in the 28 counties eligible for disaster assistance.