TWO IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO SHOTS FIRED LAST WEEK IN BUTLER COUNTY
Updating a story we brought to you last week, two people have been taken into custody in connection to shots being fired in Poplar Bluff.

Investigator Brandon Lowe with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department tells KWOC News that the two people arrested were brothers.

BRANDON LOWE:

On Tuesday July 25th, deputies with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to The Warp Zone located on 67 Highway in Butler County, Missouri in reference to shots being fired. It was later determined that the shots were fired into a vehicle and the vehicle has subsequently left along with the initial reporting party had left the area also. Investigators were called at that time. When I was called I was notified that there was possible victims at the hospital. I responded to North Campus ER where on scene was investigator Randall Huddleston, Lieutenant Charlie Phelps, along with Desean Bell, Jordian Bell, April Noyes, and Brianna LeBlanc. It was discovered that none of the subjects had been struck by the gunfire that was exchanged. The vehicle that Desean, Jordian, April, and Brianna were in was at the hospital. I began processing the vehicle. I was able to locate four different spots the vehicle had been struck by a bullet. I was able to retrieve bullet fragments from inside one of the door panels on the vehicle. The next day on Wednesday, July 26th, through interviewing Brandon DeMar, it was discovered that he was the victim in this case and Desean and Jordian Bell was the suspects and had instigated the incident. On Friday, July 28th, we received warrants over from the Butler County prosecutor’s office on Jordian and Desean Bell for armed criminal action and assault first with $100,000 bond on both. We responded to an address that I was able to obtain through Desean’s probation officer, located on Nellie Sue Circle. Once at the residence we were actually let in by April Noyse, Desean and Jordan’s mother. I attempted to take Jordian into custody. Jordian resisted from me. I was able to place him on the ground and secure him in hand restraints. Both subjects then being Desean Bell and Jordian Bell were transported to the Butler County Justice Center where they were booked and lodged.

 

ONE DEAD FOLLOWING WRECK NEAR POPLAR BLUFF
One person has died following a wreck Sunday afternoon near Poplar Bluff.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49 year old John Minks, of Malden, was driving on Highway 53 when he ran off the side of the road and overturned. Minks, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck.

He was later pronounced dead at a Poplar Bluff hospital.

 

WAYNE COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED THIS WEEK
Route M in Wayne County will be closed this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.

The section of Route M to be closed is located from Route 34 to the Madison County line.

Weather permitting, work will take place today through Thursday from 6 am to 4:30 pm daily.

 

ONE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN BOAT COLLISION ON CURRENT RIVER
A Kennett man has been flown to an area hospital after being involved in a boat collision over the weekend.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the incident occurred shortly after 3 pm on Current River at Snaggy Bend in Ripley County.

56 year old Paul Digges was operating a boat that was slowing down when his boat was hit by a boat that was following him.

Digges was seriously injured in the wreck and flown to a Memphis hospital. No injuries were listed for the operator of the second boat.

 

MAN BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO INVESTIGATION IN POPLAR BLUFF
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s help in finding a man in connection to an ongoing investigation.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, officers are attempting to locate Shawn Daggett.

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

Anyone who has information on Daggett’s location is asked to contact the police department at 573-785-5776.

 

TWO ARRESTED ON METH AND MARIJUANA CHARGES IN BUTLER COUNTY
Two people were arrested Friday night in Butler County on drug charges.

According to authorities, 37 year old Michael Shipman and 36 year old Dana ODonnell, both of Doniphan, were each taken into custody shortly before 9 pm Friday on a felony methamphetamine charge.

Both are also reportedly facing a charge of possession of marijuana.

Following the arrests, both Shipman and ODonnell were held at the Butler County Jail.

 

MODOT CREWS TO BEGIN PROJECT IN STODDARD COUNTY TODAY
Route FF in Stoddard County will be temporarily closed beginning today as crews perform pavement repairs.

According to officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation, work is scheduled to take place from 6 am to 4:30 pm, daily, through Thursday, August 10th.

The work zone is located from Route 60 to Route E in Stoddard County.