According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 56 year old Denton Deering was driving on the highway at around 7:25 am Friday, when he struck the rear of a freightliner. Deering was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital where he was pronounced dead.
No injuries were listed for the driver of the freightliner.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON FELONY FLEEING CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody over the weekend on a felony fleeing charge.
According to the Highway Patrol, 26 year old Alan Patrick was arrested shortly before 1:30 am Saturday on a felony charge of resisting arrest by fleeing.
Patrick is also facing charges including failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
Following the arrest, Patrick was held at the Butler County Jail.
MULTIPLE AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICES MOVED DUE TO FLOODING
Multiple area law enforcement officials have had to move to temporary locations following the flooding.
Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens tells KWOC News that the Carter County Sheriff’s Office has transferred all operations to a new temporary facility that is located at 101 Highway W in Van Buren.
The offices are in two mobile trailers that are marked by Sheriff’s Office signs.
The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department and Doniphan Police Department have also moved to temporary locations.
MEMPHIS CORPS OF ENGINNERS LOWERS FLOODFIGHT RESPONSE LEVEL IN SOUTHEAST MISSORUI
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis has announced they will be lowering the floodfight activation levels in Southeast Missouri due to falling Mississippi River levels.
Officials say that at the Phase one floodfight activation level, a reduced number of Corps of Engineers personnel will remain deployed in the field and monitor all federal flood control works including levees, flood walls and pumping stations.
According to the National Weather Service, the St. Francis River remained at a minor flood stage this morning at Patterson, Fisk, and St. Francis. The Mississippi River was also at the minor flood stage at New Madrid and Caruthersville.
In Northeast Arkansas, the Black River remained at the minor flood stage this morning at Pocahontas and Black Rock.
ONE DEAD AFTER VEHICLE OVERTURNS MULTIPLE TIMES AND EJECTS DRIVER IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
A single vehicle wreck has claimed the life of a Portageville man.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred Sunday evening near Wardell.
A vehicle, driven by 56 year old Steven Fisher, reportedly ran off of the east outer road and overturned multiple times. Fisher was ejected during the wreck and later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEARCHING FOR MAN IN CONNECTION TO INCIDENT AT AREA BUSINESS
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man in connection to an incident at an area business.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, on Friday, an unknown suspect exited Walmart with a shopping cart containing an unpaid for lawn mower.
The suspect refused to stop for employees and citizens who attempted to detain him and was reportedly driving a Dodge Ram pickup with possibly a Wisconsin license plate.
Pictures of the man and the truck are available on the KWOC Facebook page.
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the subject is asked to contact Lieutenant Ralph Jefferson at 573-785-5776, extension 1305.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON STATUTORY SODOMY WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested a Dexter man on a sodomy warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 71 year old Robert Phillips was recently arrested on a warrant for statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 12 years of age.
Phillips reportedly posted a $25,000 bond and has been released.
MAGNITUDE 2.9 EARTHQUAKE SHAKES SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Did you feel the earthquake that hit Southeast Missouri over the weekend?
According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.9 earthquake was recorded shortly before 8 am Sunday morning.
The earthquake was located around three and a half miles south of Lilbourn and had a depth of approximately eight and a half miles.