BURGLARY INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY

An arrest has been made in connection to a two month long burglary investigation in Butler County.

Investigator Brandon Lowe with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department tells KWOC News that the burglaries were located in the Fisk and Broseley areas.

BRANDON LOWE: 

Since early July, the Butler County Sheriff’s Department has investigated several burglaries in the Broseley and Fisk area. During the course of the investigation, in relations to these burglaries, it was discovered that there were several items taken. There was several items of clothing, miscellaneous tools, money, credit cards, and things of that nature. It was discovered throughout the investigation that the suspect was 27 year old Jeremy Hicks, of Broseley, Missouri.  Friday, September 8th, it was discovered that Mr. Hicks was at Kmart attempting to purchase items, possibly with some stolen checks. I then contacted Chief Deputy Wes Popp, who responded to Kmart. After he responded he was able to locate Mr. Hicks and a foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was taken into custody briefly afterwards. During the course of the interview with Mr. Hicks, he confessed to multiple burglaries as well as being in possession of a firearm and acknowledging he is a convicted felon. He also confessed to being in possession of narcotics, advising that is why he ran from Chief Deputy Popp. After interviewing Mr. Hicks, he was booked and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on the charges of burglary 2nd X2, stealing X2, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in the possession of a firearm, and resisting an arrest by fleeing.

 

DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

A Dexter man has been taken into custody on a controlled substance warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 45 year old Nelson Deprow was recently arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

Deprow’s bond was set at $15,000 and he remained in jail as of this morning.

 

POW/MIA CEREMONY TO BE HELD FRIDAY IN POPLAR BLUFF

An event has been scheduled for this Friday in Poplar Bluff for National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

The ceremony, by American Legion Post #153 and the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, will begin at 10 am on Friday at the American Legion Post on Kanell Boulevard.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is recognized annually on the third Friday of September.

According to the American Legion website, the commemoration is set aside to honor the commitment and sacrifices made by this nation’s prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as their families.

 

STATE OFFICIALS CONDUCTING AUDIT OF STODDARD COUNTY

State officials have announced that an audit of a Southeast Missouri county is underway.

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway tells KWOC News that her office has begun a regularly scheduled audit of the government of Stoddard County.

Galloway says that the audit will review county operations and practices to find any areas where the county can make improvements to better serve the public.

The county’s most recent audit was released in December 2013, where it received an overall performance rating of good.

Galloway is encouraging residents who have information that may be helpful to the audit to contact the Whistleblower Hotline at 800-347-8597.

 

MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING ARREST IN STODDARD COUNTY ON DRUG RELATED WARRANT

Authorities in Stoddard County say an area man has been arrested on a drug related warrant.

Officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tell KWOC news that 49 year old Billy Joe Ross, of Dexter, has been taken into custody on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

As of this morning, Ross remained in jail on a $12,500 cash bond.

 

MODOT LAUNCES SURVEY TO GET PUBLIC INPUT ON LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking the public’s input about the state’s transportation priorities.

The Long Range Transportation Plan is a federally required process that sets the state’s 25-year vision for transportation. Missouri’s current plan was approved in February of 2014, but new federal laws and regulations require additional content, including system performance metrics and targets.

MoDOT is gathering public input for the plan through an online survey tool. The survey – which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete –will remain open through Wednesday, October 11th. We have a link to the survey available on our website.

Officials are encouraging those who need access to a computer to visit their local public library or MoDOT District Office. MoDOT District Offices will also have paper copies of the survey available.

SURVEY LINK: https://modotlrtp.metroquest.com/