BURGLARY INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST

 

Authorities in Butler County say one man is in custody in connection to a burglary investigation.

Chief Deputy Brian Evans with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office told KWOC News about the burglary:

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 We also spoke with Popp about the investigation:

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33 year old Lejon Watkins, of Poplar Bluff, was lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on a charge of receiving stolen property.  Authorities are seeking a 2nd subject in this case.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FOUND WITH METH DURING TRAFFIC STOP

 

Two people were arrested during a traffic stop Friday evening.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer conducted the stop in reference to no head light.

During the stop an officer observed a small corner baggie sitting on the lap of 36 year old Donald Forsythe of Poplar Bluff. The baggie contained a crystal like substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Forsythe, who also reportedly had active warrants for his arrest, was taken into custody.

The driver of the vehicle, 34 year old Renea English, also of Poplar Bluff, was placed under arrest for driving while revoked/suspended.

 

TEENAGER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOLLOWING HIGH SPEED CHASE WITH POLICE

 

A teenager was taken into custody Monday morning after a chase with police.

According to the Kennett Police Department, an officer had attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a truck for traffic violations.

The truck led officers from the Kennett Police Department and Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department on a high speed chase that continued for a short time period throughout several Dunklin County roads.

The truck then overturned while attempting to take a curve at a high rate of speed.

Officers found the driver of the vehicle, a 13 year old boy, and took him into custody.

 

DEXTER WOMAN FACING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE

 

Authorities say a Dexter woman has been taken into custody on a drug charge.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 25 year old Jennifer Breeze was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Her bond was set at $4,500, cash only.

 

ONE IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING FATAL WRECK IN BOLLINGER COUNTY

 

One person is in custody following a fatal wreck Monday afternoon in Bollinger County.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that the single vehicle wreck occurred five miles east of Marble Hill on Bollinger County Road 458.

A vehicle, driven by 21 year old David Sturm, of Marble Hill, ran off of the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned. A passenger in the vehicle, 24 year old Jacob Canoy, also of Marble Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sturm suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital. He was later arrested on a charge of vehicular manslaughter.

 

MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO POPLAR BLUFF WRECK

 

A man is in custody following a weekend wreck in Poplar Bluff.

Captain Donnie Trout with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us more:

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 Following the arrest, Hopper was lodged at the Butler County Justice Center.

 

ESSEX WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES IN STODDARD COUNTY

 

An Essex woman is facing multiple drug charges in connection to her arrest early Sunday morning in Stoddard County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 28 year old Barbara Vaughn was taken into custody shortly after 1 am Sunday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Vaughn is also facing charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while intoxicated – drugs.

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEEKING HELP IN IDENTIFYING SHOPLIFTER

 

Poplar Bluff police are trying to identify a suspect from a shoplifting complaint at an area business.

The incident occurred Saturday afternoon at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Poplar Bluff. Employees told police that a white male selected a pair of shoes and put them on; discarded his old shoes; then left the store without paying for the shoes.

A picture of the man is available on the KWOC Facebook page.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to contact Detective Scott Phelps at 573-686-8641.