A Joplin man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Jasper County Circuit Court on a felony drug-trafficking charge.
Johnny T. Taylor, 24, was ordered bound over for trial by Associate Judge Richard Copeland. The judge set Taylor’s initial appearance in a trial division of the court for June 25.
Taylor was arrested Feb. 7 after a Joplin Police Department detective noticed suspicious activity around a vehicle parked near Ninth Street and Porter Avenue and arranged for a traffic stop by a patrol officer.
The defendant was taken into custody when a police dog’s alert led to a search of the vehicle and the alleged discovery of some cocaine powder on a seat of the car and some marijuana in a container. The trafficking charge stems from 19 grams of cocaine allegedly found during booking procedures at the Joplin City Jail, according to a probable-cause affidavit.
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Arkansas man hurt in accident south of Seneca
An Arkansas man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 43, four miles south of Seneca in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Firefighters rescue woman, dog from burning house
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Firefighters rescued a woman trapped inside her burning home early Wednesday in Carthage.
Police arrest man after gun displayed, victim threatened
NEVADA, Mo. — Police arrested a 26-year-old man Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly displayed a handgun while threatening another man in the parking lot of a business in Nevada.
Money stolen in burglary at bus station
A small amount of cash was reported stolen in a burglary Tuesday night at the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Joplin.
U.S. attorney’s office to prosecute Vernon County man
NEVADA, Mo. — The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has taken over the prosecution of a Vernon County man accused of taking sexual advantage of a Georgia teen over the Internet.
Baxter Springs woman dies in car accident
A woman from Baxter Springs, Kan., was killed and a Joplin woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday at the junction of Apricot Drive and Alpaca Road in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Trial ordered in case involving throat slashing
NEOSHO, Mo. — A judge ordered a Joplin man bound over for trial Tuesday on charges that he cut a woman’s throat and held her at a camp site last summer until he fell asleep and she was able to drive herself to a hospital.
Arvest Bank robbed in Monett
Police have released surveillance photos of a man who this morning robbed the Arvest Bank in Monett.
Vernon County man arrested in child pornography probe
A 42-year-old suspect is being held at the Vernon County Jail on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography as a result of an investigation that began in Atlanta.
Police arrest couple; battery, meth charges filed
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Officers responding to a domestic disturbance Sunday at a residence in Pittsburg obtained a search warrant for the address after they reportedly observed items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine.
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