BUTLER COUNTY AUTHORITIES CONTINUE THE SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN

Continuing to follow a story we brought you yesterday, a search is set to resume 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.

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

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Butler County Sheriff’s Department.

 

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY

A homicide investigation is underway in Mississippi County.

According to authorities, the victim has been identified as 55 year old Ralph Edward Cross, of Wilson City.

Few details about the death have been made available and no one has been taken into custody. An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday.

Authorities are reportedly searching for four women as persons of interest in the case.

 

ESSEX MAN ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON FELONY METH CHARGE

An Essex man is facing a felony meth charge in connection to his arrest in Stoddard County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 50 year old Perry Mims was arrested shortly after 8 pm Tuesday night on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Mims was held at the Stoddard County Jail.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL FAIRS SCHEDULED FOR WAYNE COUNTY SCHOOLS

Two back to school fairs have been scheduled for this week in Wayne County.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, they will have tables set up at the Greenville Back to School Fair today from 9 am to 1pm. The fair will be at Greenville Elementary Gym.

The Sheriff’s Department will also have a table set up at Clearwater R-1 School District Fair from 10 am to 2 Thursday at the Clearwater Middle School multipurpose room.

Officials say that the Sheriff’s Department will have school supplies available at both fairs.

 

AREA BUSINESS OWNER NAMED TO MISSOURI STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

A Poplar Bluff business owner has been named to the Missouri State Board of Education.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has announced that Eddy Justice was one of three people appointed as members of the State Board.

Justice is the owner and an agent of Eddy Justice State Farm Insurance Agency. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from John Brown University.

 

MAN IN CUSTODY ON BUTLER COUNTY DRUG WARRANT

An area man is in custody this morning on a $100,000 cash bond for a drug warrant.

Officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tell KWOC News that 28 year old Sean Jones, of Dexter, was recently arrested on a Butler County warrant for sales of a controlled substance.

As of this morning, authorities say Jones was still in custody at the Stoddard County Jail.

 

MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING COMPLAINT THAT HE WAS CATCHING CATS AND ALLOWING HIS DOG TO ATTACK THEM

A man has been taken into custody in Kennett following a complaint alleging that he was catching cats in the neighborhood and allowing his dog to attack and them.

According to the Kennett Humane Department, the complaint stems from an incident on July 24th.

The suspect, identified as Zachary Burns, has been taken into custody and charged with felony animal abuse and felony harassment.

He is being held at the Dunklin County Justice Center on a $10,000 cash only bond. The investigation is reportedly ongoing and further arrests are possible.

 

BRIDGE DELAYS TO CAUSE DELAYS TODAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY

Route 162 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance.

Officials say that the bridge involved is located over Interstate 55.

Work is scheduled to take place today through 5 pm and motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.