BUTLER COUNTY AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MISSING MAN
A search is set to continue today for a man who has been reported missing in Butler County.

Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that 41 year old Thomas Mayabb was reported missing at around 2:30 pm Monday. Dobbs says that Mayabb’s clothing was found on the banks of Black River.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in the search of the river, however Mayabb was not found.

Mayabb is described as a white male, six feet, three inches tall, weighing 145 pounds.

Dobbs says that the search for Mayabb will resume sometime this morning. Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Butler County Sheriff’s Department.

 

MAN ARRESTED ON MURDER CHARGE IN RIPLEY COUNTY
One man is dead and another is in custody in connection to a shooting in Ripley County.

Ripley County Sheriff Mike Barton tells us more about the incident.

MIKE BARTON:

2 a.m. Monday morning the Sheriff’s Office received a call that a shooting had occurred in Ripley County on 160 West, West of Doniphan. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a male adult that had been shot in the right lower abdomen. He was conscious at that time, was put on a ambulance, and transported to Ripley County ER in Doniphan, which at that time he passed away due to the injuries of the gunshot wound. Myself and deputies at the scene searched for another male adult that allegedly had done the shooting. Was found and taken into custody and we are investigating the incident and more information can be released here shortly as we’re putting together our probable cause affidavit to be sent to the prosecutor at this time. I called the Missouri State Highway Patrol and requested for the DDCC, Division Drug Crime Control for their assistance and the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and DDCC is working this investigation together.

The victim has been identified as 31 year old Matthew Schrimsher. An autopsy has been scheduled for 6 pm this evening in Farmington.

After we spoke to Barton, a probable cause affidavit was issued for 36 year old, Benjamin Ruhl, of Doniphan.

According to the affidavit, Ruhl had allegedly pointed a gun at a teenage girl at the residence before pursuing Schrimsher and young children up a stairway in the residence. Ruhl allegedly fired a shot through a door that hit Schrimsher. Ruhl then fled the residence with the firearm.

While outside, he also fired a shot that hit a vehicle that was being driven by Roy Schrimsher.

Ruhl is facing charges of first degree murder, first degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, and four counts of first degree endangering the welfare of a child.

 

OVER MONTH LONG INTERSTATE PROJECT UNDERWAY IN PEMISCOT TODAY
Southbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced with a 14 foot width restriction through early next month as contractor crews perform bridge maintenance.

Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation tell KWOC News that the work zone is located from Route E to the Missouri/Arkansas state line.

Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 7 pm daily, through Saturday, September 9th.

 

ARGUMENT LEADS TO SHOOTING IN NEELYVILLE AREA
A suspect is still at large in connection to a shooting in Neelyville.

According to the Lieutenant Charlie Phelps with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, an argument was what led to the shooting.

CHARILE PHELPS:

On Sunday evening at approximately 11 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Hanging Street in Neelyville, Missouri in reference in to assault with a firearm. Upon arrival deputies made contact with a victim who had been shot in the upper right arm area and was advised that the suspect had fled the scene before deputies arrived. During the investigations deputies learned that the shooting was caused due to an argument between two subjects who lived at the residence. The male victim was transported to the Poplar Bluff Regional hospital for treatment. The suspect involved in this case has not been located at this time.

The names of the suspect and victim have not been released.

 

CAMPBELL MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO STOLEN FOUR WHEELER
A man has been taken into custody in connection to a four wheeler that was reported stolen in Campbell.

According to the Campbell Police Department, the vehicle was reported stolen on July 24th and was recently found in St. Francis, Arkansas.

During the investigation of the incident, Julius R. Counts of Campbell was arrested and charged with felony stealing and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Officials say that Counts was incarcerated in the Dunklin County Justice Center on a $10,000 cash only bond.

 

PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE CLOSURE OF NEW MADRID COUNTY ROAD TODAY
Route UU in New Madrid County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe under roadway.

Officials say that the section of Route UU to be closed is located between Route D and County Road 784.

Work is scheduled to be performed today from 6 am to 4:30 pm.