At approximately 6:45 am, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Miss Clara Drive in reference to an unwanted guest. Upon arrival, the officer learned that the suspect had fled on foot prior to arrival. Officers were advised that the suspect had assaulted the victim and held her against her will inside the residence overnight before she was able to escape and call the police. At the time of this report, the suspect was identified however not located. A report was forwarded to the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s Office for the filing of formal charges.
At approximately 8:53 am, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Butler Drive in reference to property damage. Upon arrival, officers learned that the tenant had been away for a few days and upon returning noticed damage to the back door on the residence. At the time of this report, there are no suspects, and the incident remains under investigation.
At approximately 12:24 pm, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Maple Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. Officers spoke with the owner of the vehicle who stated that he no longer lives in Kennett but had left his vehicle at a friend’s house while he was away. The victim reported that he was contacted and told that the vehicle was gone. At the time of this report, there are no suspects, and the incident remains under investigation.
At approximately 12:30 pm, officers received information that a subject with outstanding warrants was sitting inside a vehicle in the 300 block of Central Street. Officers received further information that the suspect was under the influence of narcotics, very depressed, very paranoid, and armed with a firearm. When asked by family members what he was doing, the suspect commented that he knew he had a warrant and that the police were looking for him. At that point, officers from the Kennett Police Department, assisted by the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department, responded to the area and located the male barricaded inside the van armed with a shotgun. Officers gave the suspect verbal commands to which he complied and was taken into custody without incident. Located inside the vehicle was an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, prescription medication, ammunition, as well as the firearm the suspect had possessed. Officers subsequently arrested 26-year-old James Payne of Kennett for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and on the preexisting outstanding state of Missouri warrant issued out of Dunklin County. Payne was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center on the warrant and pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office.
At approximately 8:44 pm, officers were dispatched to the Wal-Mart Supercenter in reference to a shoplifter. Upon arrival, and after subsequent investigation, officers arrested 62-year-old Sheila Burke of Kennett for Shoplifting. Burke was later released on a Kennett Municipal Court summons pending her court date.
At approximately 9:48 pm, officers were dispatched to the Family Dollar Store in reference to a shoplifter who had just left the store in a vehicle. Upon arrival in the area, officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on First Street near Chance Street. During the stop, officers located an undisclosed amount of prescription medication inside the suspects’ vehicle. Officers subsequently arrested 41-year-old Tracy Wilson of Kennett for Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Shoplifting. After Wilson was transported to the Dunklin County Justice Center, the jail staff located more prescription medication hidden on her person. Wilson was held in the facility pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office.