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Nevada man faces felony drug charges
NEVADA, Mo. — Drug task force agents and sheriff’s deputies arrested a parolee in Nevada on drug and weapon charges Thursday while seizing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at locations in Harwood and Schell City.
Five arrested in drug raid outside Galena
GALENA, Kan. — Authorities served a search warrant Friday morning at a house outside Galena, seized some methamphetamine and chemicals used in its manufacture and arrested five people.
Police say arrest solves two vehicle-theft cases
Police believe they solved two stolen vehicle cases with the arrest of a suspect Friday following a brief vehicle pursuit and crash on the southwest side of Joplin. About 10:20 a.m., an officer spotted a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck near Petro truck stop on Highway 43. The truck had been reported stolen less than three hours earlier from the parking garage at Freeman Hospital West.
Assault on officer leaves him unconscious; manhunt for suspect crosses Missouri-Oklahoma border
A suspect wanted on charges in Arkansas left a police officer unconscious early Friday morning outside a convenience store in Seneca and then ran off into Oklahoma. Authorities on both sides of the Missouri-Oklahoma line were still searching for Cory A. Rantz, 25, late Friday afternoon.
Suspect arrested on stolen vehicle charges
Police believe they solved two stolen vehicle cases with the arrest of a suspect this morning following a brief vehicle pursuit and crash on the southwest side of Joplin.
Goodman man killed in traffic accident east of Anderson
A Goodman resident was killed and another man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Indian Creek Road, a mile east of Anderson in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Defendant bound over for trial in sex abuse case
A Jasper County judge found probable cause at a hearing Thursday for a rural Carthage man to stand trial on charges that he sexually abused a young woman. Associate Circuit Judge Richard Copeland ordered Hector J. Gonzalez, 50, to stand trial on three counts of deviate sexual assault at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin.
Grand jury indicts Miami bank robbery suspect
A federal grand jury has indicted a suspect in a bank robbery attempt last year in Miami that led to a fatal crash. An indictment handed up this week in U.S. District Court in Tulsa charges Francis H. Dishmon, 51, of Tulsa, with attempted bank robbery and killing a truck driver while attempting to avoid apprehension.
Woman’s arm broken during arrest; police say probe under way
The Joplin Police Department is reviewing internally an officer’s use of force during an arrest over the weekend that ended with a woman suffering a broken arm.
Woman injured in car accident
A 71-year-old Joplin woman was injured in a single-car accident at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday on McClelland Boulevard at 32nd Street, according to a Joplin police report.
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