Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Joplin Police Department Arrests July 14-15

07/14/2020 0215 
RONALD SHANE PATTERSON 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
900 E 5TH ST 0.00 WM 45
RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST 
PARK AFTER HOURS 
POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

07/14/2020 0708 
LINDSEY ANN WHITEEAGLE 
31471 S 617 Rd GROVE, OK 74344 
303 E 3RD ST 0.00 WF 44 
BENCH WARRANT 

07/14/2020 0800 
KELLY PATRICK KISH 
631 1/2 N Wall Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 47 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
2 FAIL TO APPEAR 








07/14/2020 0900 
THOMAS ALEXANDER MARTIN 
11814 Opal Lane NEOSHO, MO 64850 
2849 W 7TH ST/S SCHIFFERDECKER AVE 0.00 WM 42 
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY 
LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT 
NO PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 

07/14/2020 20006572 1022 
DALTON WILLIAM PARKS 
107 Schimm CARL JUNCTION, MO 64834 
1501 N RANGE LINE RD 500.00 WM 28 
LARCENY 
RESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 

07/14/2020 1149 
CHELSEY LEE ALLISON PEKKEY
3210 E 7TH ST/S REX AVE 0.00 WF 25
 1024 W 1st St WEBB CITY, MO 64870 
LEFT THE SCENE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT - FELONY 
PROPERTY DAMAGE 1ST DEGREE 
BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE 
ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE 
TAMPERING 1ST DEG - MOTOR VEH, AIRPLANE, MOTOR BOAT, ETC 

07/14/2020 1355 
KENNETH RAY DAME II 
1207 E 18th St JOPLIN, MO 64804 
449 E 20TH ST/S GRAND AVE 225.00 WM 27 
CARELESS DRIVING
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/14/2020 1450 
HAROLD EUGENE RAY 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
E 7TH ST/249 HWY 225.00 WM 55 
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 

07/14/2020 20006595 1630 
PAULA GAYLE SIMPSON 
509 Pine St CARTHAGE, MO 64836 
4099 E NEWMAN RD/N DUQUESNE RD 225.00 WF 32 
POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 

07/14/2020 20006600 1830 
JEFF ALAN ZIMMERMAN 
509 W 16th St GALENA, KS 66739 
3317 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00 WM 39 
RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY 








07/14/2020 1945 
ALEXUS NIKITA WARD 
2740 E Pythian SPRINGFIELD, MO 65802 
3222 S MISSOURI PL 500.00 BF 21 
RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST 

07/14/2020 20006607 2325 
MARY-ELLEN BETH BROWN 
906 S Missouri Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
906 S MISSOURI AVE 0.00 WF 42
DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY 

07/15/2020 0054 
BRADLEY JAY CLARK 
316 N Mineral Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
316 N MINERAL AVE 0.00 BM 61 
BENCH WARRANT  
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR

Granby, Goodman residents injured in collision on 59

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision 6:43 a.m. today on MO 59 south of Spruce Drive in Newton County.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1985 Dodge Ram Charger driven by Brandon K. Yates, 20, Granby, crossed the center line and struck a 2010 Subaru Forester driven by Robin G. Fry, 65, Goodman.








Yates was treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Fry was treated for minor injuries at Freeman Neosho.

Sheldon man injured in accident near Jasper

A Sheldon man was injured in a one-vehicle accident 3:05 p.m. today on MO 126, six miles northwest of Jasper.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2010 International propane truck driven by Jeffrey D. Bullard, 57, Sheldon, ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and overturned.

Bullard was treated for moderate injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Highway Patrol Arrests July 14-15

Jonathan A. Anderson, 29, Fair Play, misdemeanor Greene County warrant for failure to appear on driving while suspended, no insurance, no seat belt

Justin E. Branham, 36, Galena, MO, felony driving while intoxicated, felony driving while revoked, misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident

Clinton D. Dodson, 41, Jasper, driving while intoxicated








Isaac Z. McLaughlin, 20, Joplin, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated

Shayler D. Route, 21, Rocky Comfort, driving while intoxicated, no valid license

Hector Gomez, 29, Republic, felony warrant from California for conditional release violation, probation revocation

Gregory S. Callahan, 29, Omaha, Arkansas, following too closely, failure to display valid plates, driving while intoxicated

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Lane closures planned Wednesday on 20th Street between Range Line and Highview

(From the City of Joplin)

20th Street between Range Line Road and Highview Avenue will have lane closures on July 15. The closures will be split into 2 phases. Phase one will close the inside, west-bound lane and once that work is completed, phase 2 will close the outside west-bound lane.

These lane closures are occurring in order for Spire Gas to do work to their gas lines.








Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in the work area.

The City appreciates your patience.

Prairie State Park invites the public for an evening stroll

(From Missouri State Parks)

Prairie State Park staff invites the public to experience the prairie at nightfall with an evening stroll at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23. 

Participants will get to experience the natural wonders as the sun goes down and the day fades into night. Some plants only flower at night and many animals are more active as the weather cools down. The hike will be one mile long.

Participants should meet at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center, bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes and long pants. The use of insect repellent is suggested.








The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others amid ongoing public health concerns. Come prepared with hand sanitizer and bottled water, avoid large and congested crowds, and please stay home if sick. Face coverings are encouraged when social–distancing measures are difficult to maintain, and may be required by local orders.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane, in Mindenmines. To register and get additional information about this event, please contact the park at 417-843-6711.


Lamar man identified as homicide victim, investigation continues

(From the Lamar Police Department)

The Lamar Police Department has identified the victim from the shooting on 7/13/20 as 51-year-old Terry G. Harless, a Lamar resident.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide.








Detectives from several agencies have worked over 30 leads at the time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Det. Steven Shaw at 417-682-3546, extension 2330 or by using the P3 app if you have information but wish to remain anonymous.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Joplin Police Department Weekend Arrests

07/10/2020 1300 
TIMOTHY WAYNE ROSS Jr 
24706 State Hwy 171 WEBB CITY, MO 64870
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 35
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/10/2020 1300 
SAMUEL JAMES HUGHES 
1302 S Pennsylvania Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 31 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/10/2020 1300 
JACOB DWAYNE MAGGARD 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 24 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/10/2020 1345 
DOUGLAS EUGENE HICKMAN 
197 Peak Lane GIRARD, KS 66743 
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 34 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 








07/10/2020 1345 
CALEB ANDREW CARR 
1212 Mineral St WEBB CITY, MO 64870 
303 E 3RD ST 0.00 WM 31 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 

07/10/2020 
DAMIEN M. REYNOLDS
20006466 531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
2623 E 7TH ST 0.00 WM 38 Page 1r_arre8
NameArrest 
LARCENY 
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 

07/10/2020 1859 
ROGER DALE BRIDENDOLPH 
212 N River COMMERCE, OK 74339 
20TH/RANGELINE 0.00 WM 50 
SAFE KEEP 

07/11/2020 0139 
ZACHARY L MAURER 
1522 Independence St CAPE GIRADEAU, MO 63703
 I-44 MM 10.4 WEST BOUND 0.00 WM 30 
SAFE KEEP 

07/11/2020 0510 
CODY ALLEN STALDER 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
331 W 10TH ST/S PEARL AVE 0.00 WM 34 
BENCH WARRANT 

07/11/2020 0551 
BRANDON CLINTON VAUGHN 
1133 Se 52nd OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73119 
311 W 7TH ST 500.00 WM 33 
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 
POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 

07/11/2020 0551  
KARA LYNN WOODHAM 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
311- B E 7TH ST 500.00 WF 38 
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 
POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 

07/11/2020 1100 
ZOE GABRIELLE SEITZ 
1910 Winwood Rd CARTHAGE, MO 64836 
303 E 3RD ST 0.00 BF 18 
BENCH WARRANT 

07/11/2020 
TERRENCE WINTERHAWK BROWN 
1215 1549 W 26TH ST/S MAIDEN LN 500.00 WM 26
VEHICLE TAMPERING 

07/11/2020 1343 
ROBERT ALLEN MASLEN 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
950 E 5TH ST 500.00 WM 36 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/11/2020 1815 
RODRICK SHAUNTEL HATTEN 
2110 Preston St, 133 TEXARKANA, AR 71854 
1949 E 7TH ST/S PARK AVE 250.00 BM 28 
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 








07/11/2020 1800 
DEREK JAMES NEELY 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
531 S KENTUCKY AVE 0.00 WM 37 
TRESPASS OF REAL PROPERTY 

07/12/2020 20006505 0030 
LEONARD CHARLES PARKER III 
1330 Wyndham Lane CARTHAGE, MO 64836 
100 E 7TH ST/S MAIN ST 500.00 BM 33 
DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY 

07/12/2020 0242 
AALIYAH VICTORIA ALMARAZ 
900 S Lafayette NEOSHO, MO 64850 
303 E 3RD ST 0.00 WF 18 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 

07/12/2020 20006506 0520 
ZACHARY L MAURER 
1522 Independence St CAPE GIRADEAU, MO 63703 
2849 W 7TH ST/S SCHIFFERDECKER AVE 500.00 WM 30 
LARCENY 
OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING 
LITTERING 
PUBLIC CONSUMPTION 1








07/12/2020 0920 
AARON LEVI KING 
915 S Main St JOPLIN, MO 64801 
\849 W 6TH ST/S CONNOR AVE 222.00 WM 29 
OTHER CITY WARRANT 

07/12/2020 1200 
MITCHELL LARRY WHITLOW 
721 West 31st And Terrace JOPLIN, MO 64801-0000 
2745 E 32ND ST/S ARIZONA AVE 0.00 WM 51 
SAFE KEEP

07/12/2020 1400 
EBONY YOVONNA NELSON 
928 N Goetz Blvd, 10 JOPLIN, MO 64801 
928- 10 N GOETZ BLVD 500.00 BF 22 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/12/2020 20006513 1515 
RONALD LEE ENGLE 
927 S Picher Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
1235 W 9TH ST 225.00 WM 52 
POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 
OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING 

07/12/2020 1740 
ROGER DALE BRIDENDOLPH 
212 N River COMMERCE, OK 74339 
808 S RANGE LINE RD 0.00 WM 50 
SAFE KEEP 

07/12/2020 2105 
LEEANNE NICKOLE DOYLE 
725 S Connor Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
849 W 8TH ST/S CONNOR AVE 500.00 WF 29 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/13/2020 0447 
MAX LEROY CLEVENGER II 
4451 Ardbark Dr JOPLIN, MO 64804 
749 W A ST/N JACKSON AVE 500.00 WM 39 
FAIL TO APPEAR

Jasper woman seriously injured in head-on collision

A Jasper woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision 5:59 a.m. today on Route NN west of County Road 10 in Dade County.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1997 Toyota Celica driven by Robin J. Smith, 41, Jasper, crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Kevin M. Blair, 43, Webb City.

Smith was taken to Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, with serious injuries.

Highway Patrol Arrests July 12-13

William J. Thomas, Jr., 18, Tulare, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no driver's license, lane violation

Ali V. Konneh, 27, Darby, Pennsylvania, two felony Bernalillo County, New Mexico warrants for assault, misdemeanor Pulaski County warrant for traffic violation

Amanda D. Felton, 31, Springfield, driving while intoxicated, speeding








Nikkita M. Pruett, 23, Springfield, driving while intoxicated, failed to stop for steady red signal, no insurance, no seat belt

Josabelle A. Faria, 22, Waynesville, driving while intoxicated, failure to drive in a single lane

Briana J. Bledsoe-Pebley, 23, Springfield, driving while intoxicated, supplying alcohol to a minor, lane violation, signal violation

Informational meeting scheduled at Harry S. Truman Birthplace in Lamar

(From Missouri State Parks)

Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site invites the public to an informational meeting at 8 p.m., Friday, July 24, at the campground amphitheater.

The public is invited to share comments about the historic site and its operations. Site staff will be present to provide information and to answer questions.

Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. 








The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the parks and historic sites, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. For a list of scheduled informational meetings, visit https://mostateparks.com/page/66611/informational-meetings.

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others amid ongoing public health concerns. Come prepared with hand sanitizer and bottled water, avoid large and congested crowds, and please stay home if sick. Face coverings are encouraged when social-distancing measures are difficult to maintain, and may be required by local orders.

Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site is located at 1009 Truman, Lamar, in southwest Missouri. If you have questions, please contact Luke Johnson, natural resource manager, at 660-438-7711.

If you have questions regarding Missouri State Parks, please contact us at moparks@dnr.mo.gov. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Seneca Police Department makes arrests on drug, peace disturbance, dog at large charges

(From the Seneca Police Department)

On 7/9/20, Officer Fort made a traffic stop at Cherokee/Ottawa for an equipment violation. 

The driver, Stacey Williams was arrested on a Joplin warrant for: FTA Insurance Required. Williams was transported to Newton County Jail.

***
On 7/8/20, Officer Fort made a traffic stop at Cherokee/Ottawa for an equipment violation. The driver, Steven McDonald was arrested on a Newton County warrant for: FTA Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle and transported to Newton County Jail.








***
On 7/7/20, Officer Zimmerman made a traffic stop at Hwy 43/Hwy U for an equipment violation. The driver had 18 warrants that weren’t extraditable. The passenger, Eva Rodriguez had 4 warrants out of Duquesne for: Dog at Large x2, No Insurance and Peace Disturbance. Rodriguez was arrested and transported to Newton County Jail.

***
On 7/4/20, Officer Fort made a traffic stop at Cherokee/Osage. The passenger, Jessica Soltow was arrested on 4 Seneca warrants and One Jasper County warrant. The Seneca warrants were for: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia x2, Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana. The Jasper County warrant was for: FTA Possession of Controlled Substance. Soltow was transported to Newton County Jail.

***
On 7/3/20, Officer Fort made a traffic stop at Cherokee/Ottawa for an equipment violation. The driver, Milo Stevens was arrested on a Greene County warrant for: FTA DWI and was transported to Newton County Jail. Citations were given for: DWS, Possession and Possession of Drug 
Paraphernalia.

***
On 7/2/20, Officer Thiel made a traffic stop at G&W Foods for multiple equipment violations. The passenger, Rick Ramos had 2 Seneca warrants for: Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ramos was arrested and transported to Newton County Jail.

***
On 6/20/20, Officer Thiel made a traffic stop at Cherokee/Chippewa for an equipment violation. The male driver was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, then transported to Newton County Jail.

Carl Junction students shine at National Technology Student Association Conference

(From Carl Junction Schools)

Carl Junction students shine at national Technology Student Association conference
No other chapter in the nation received as much recognition from the National Technology Student Association this year as the Carl Junction TSA Chapter.

Carl Junction students representing the Technical Students’ Association (TSA) claimed three of the top individual awards, a chapter award, and a state advisor award at the virtual National TSA conference last week. 










Earning honors were:

• Audrey Garoutte (Class of 2020, top photo): National TSA Distinguished Student Award. This award is the highest award National TSA presents to a student.

• Ashley Stokes (Class of 2020): National TSA William P Elrod Memorial Scholarship.

• Steven Stokes (Class of 2015): National TSA Distinguished Alumni Award.

• The Carl Junction High School TSA Chapter recognized for being a 30+ White CAP chapter (a membership award).

• Carl Junction Junior High Science Teacher and Junior High TSA Advisor Marsha McCorkle recognized as the Middle School Advisor of the Year for the state of Missouri.

• At the State-level, two Carl Junction students will serve as state officers by 2020-21 – Junior Tiffany Pham, State TSA President, and Senior Sam Kim, SW Region Vice-President.

Audrey Garoutte and Ashley Stokes were also recognized for their service on the 2019-20 National Officer Team as National TSA President and National TSA Treasurer. According to the TSA website, this is the first time that one school has received these three top individual awards in the same year.

Carl Junction Technology Student Association advisors are Chris Huhn and Marsha McCorkle.

Joplin Police Department Weekly Statistics






















Early morning shooting leaves one dead in Lamar

(From the Lamar Police Department)

On 7/13/20, officers of the Lamar Police Department responded to a call concerning gunshots in the 700 block of Broadway at 5:19 a.m.

Officers located a deceased male at a residence in the neighborhood. We are in the early stage of the investigation.








However, this appears to be an isolated incident and we do not believe there is an ongoing danger to the community.

There are several agencies assisting with the investigation- the Southwest Major Case Squad has been activated and is assisting along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Alba woman injured in accident near Oronogo

An Alba woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident 3:35 p.m. Friday on Ivy Road, one mile east of Oronogo.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Ashley K. Baughman, 25, Alba, traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a mailbox.

Baughman was treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Neosho, Anderson residents injured in collision on 71

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision 7:25 p.m. Friday on U. S. 71, six miles south of Pineville.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2003 Ford Mustang driven by Joshua A. Maggard, 20, Anderson, was crossing the northbound lane to make a left turn and was struck in the rear by a 2011 Kia Forte driven by Nicholas R. Tucker, 25, Neosho.








Maggard was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Tucker was treated for minor injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Highway Patrol Arrests July 10-11

Darren G. Shockley, 29, Joplin, driving while revoked, failure to comply with ignition interlock requirement, failure to drive in a single lane

Edwin D. Austin, 66, Springfield, driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain right half of roadway

Morgan L. Preston, 17, Shawnee, Kansas, possession of marijuana

Ewll B. Mosley, 27, St. Louis, driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended, speeding

Dennis E. Loughridge, 52, Leaburg, Newton County warrant for driving while revoked, Crawford County warrant for driving while revoked (three counts), driving commercial vehicle while license revoked, operating motor carrier without a medical certificate, failed to keep motor carrier driver record








Joshua V. Dill, 39, Conway, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, failed to drive in single lane

Joshua D. Allen, 39, Neosho, felony driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Tristan N. Hall, 35, Oswatomie, Kansas, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving resulting in a crash

Wyatt S. Biggs, 23, Springfield, felony driving while intoxicated, felony assault, careless and imprudent driving, no insurance

George F. Flud, 55, Mansfield, felony driving while intoxicated (drugs), careless and imprudent driving

Maddison C. Bailey, 24, Branson, misdemeanor Hollister Police Department warrant for traffic offense, driving while suspended, no seat belt

Luis G. Jaimes-Laredo, 26, Vass, North Carolina, driving while intoxicated, failed to drive in a single lane, driving while suspended or revoked, failed to secure child less than 16 in a seat belt

Newton County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed in Newton County Circuit Court:

Shamaya G. Kreeger vs. Steven E. Kreeger
Jean A. Richardson vs. Steve G. Richardson
Amea E. Grohler vs. Ryan E. Grohler



McDonald County Dissolution of Marriage Petition

The following petition for dissolution of marriage was filed in McDonald County Circuit Court:

Lindsey H. Cravens vs. Delbert J. Cravens









Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Jasper County Circuit Court:

Jonathan R. Davis vs. Emily C. Pence
Amber Henderson vs. Bianica S. Nevels
Zachary N. Hughes vs. Amanda Nunez
Shawnda Lea Purdy vs. Brian Keith Purdy







Lee Teed vs. Timothy Teed
Donna Rae Long-Studyvin vs. Douglas K Studyvin
Kwana J. Barber vs. Joseph L. Barber
Travis S. Domanski vs. Marife P. Domanski

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Jasper, Newton, Barton, McDonald counties












SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 358
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
335 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 358 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

MOC009-011-039-043-057-077-097-109-119-145-167-185-209-213-217-
120400-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0358.200711T2035Z-200712T0400Z/

MO
. MISSOURI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BARRY BARTON CEDAR
CHRISTIAN DADE GREENE
JASPER LAWRENCE MCDONALD
NEWTON POLK ST. CLAIR
STONE TANEY VERNON





Victim identified in fatality accident at 2051 Homestead Drive

(From the Joplin Police Department)

The deceased in this crash has been identified as Kyla Wake, age 35 of Joplin. Next of kin has been notified. 

This crash still remains under investigation by the Joplin Police Department Major Crash Team. 








Original news release

On July 10th, 2020 at 9:34 pm officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to 2051 Homestead Drive for a report of a motor vehicle crash. 

Officers arrived on scene and located a one vehicle crash with two occupants. One occupant was transported to Freeman Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. 

Another occupant was pronounced deceased shortly after the crash. The name of the deceased is being withheld until next of kin notifications can be made. 

U. S. Bankruptcy Court Petitions- Joplin

Jasper County

Ronald Jack Fitzgerald
Carolyn Jo Harris
Jody Beth Blackmore
Shanon Ardeth Mayes







Brittany Sierra Pulley
Hayley Anne Carroll
Juan Carlos Perea Ortiz

Newton County

Crystal Dawn Fox
John Thomas Valentine, Jr. and Dixie Raye Valentine
Neosho Concrete Products Company

Joplin Police Department Arrests July 9-10

07/09/2020 0800 
ZACHARY LOGAN HEARSON 
2916 S Ohio Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 28
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 



07/09/2020 0800 
JERRY LEE MCKINZIE
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 41 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/09/2020 0800 
DAVID LEE MARTIN 
3050 Day Rd JOPLIN, MO 64804 
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 39 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 








07/09/2020 1100 
STEVEN RAY DUNCAN 
1705 S Jackson Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804 
226 S ST LOUIS AVE 500.00 WM 34 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/09/2020 1419 
CASEY MATTHEW CALLIHAN 
1610 S Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804 
1610 S BYERS AVE 500.00 WM 42 
VANDALISM 
BENCH WARRANT 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/09/2020 1500 
JORDAN WILLIAM JENNINGS 
602 Webb St DUENWEG, MO 64841 
1502- B1 S MICHIGAN AVE 225.00 WM 24 
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 

07/09/2020 1615 
SABASTIAN MALIKI STANEK 
706 S Porter JOPLIN, MO 64801 
E 9TH ST/S MURPHY BLVD 0.00 WM 28 
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 1

07/09/2020 1705 
CURTIS LEE MCCARTY  
P.O. Box 314 PURCELL, MO 64857 
3003 S JACKSON AVE 0.00 WM 62 
DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY 








07/09/2020 1945 
MATTHEW BRAYDEN ROACH 
2520 S Texas Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804 
2520 S TEXAS AVE 500.00 WM 19 
ASSAULT - CITY 
ASSAULT - CITY 
ASSAULT - CITY 
VANDALISM 

07/09/2020 1930 
MICHAEL RAY BOKONICH 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
1549 W 7TH ST/S MAIDEN LN 500.00 WM 54 
DISTURBING THE PEACE 

07/09/2020 2139 
BLAKE MICHAEL WITTENMYER 
9834 Se Star Rd GALENA, KS 66739 
3132 W 20TH ST/S CLEVELAND CT 500.00 WM 32 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR

Friday, July 10, 2020

One person dead, another injured in crash at 2051 Homestead Drive, JPD investigation continues

(From the Joplin Police Department)

On July 10th, 2020 at 9:34pm officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to 2051 Homestead Drive for a report of a motor vehicle crash. 

Officers arrived on scene and located a one vehicle crash with two occupants. 

One occupant was transported to Freeman Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. 

Another occupant was pronounced deceased shortly after the crash. 









The name of the deceased is being withheld until next of kin notifications can be made. 

Officers currently have Homestead Drive closed to all traffic between Colonial Drive and Ivy Roadand ask that the public avoid the area. The Joplin Police Department Major Crash Team is actively working the crash investigation and further details will be released once they become available.

Newsmakers, KGCS to focus on George Washington Carver National Monument

(From Southern News Service)

Officials with KGCS-TV at Missouri Southern State University and George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO, are working together to highlight the national monument next week.

Normally, “Carver Day” is celebrated in July, but park officials had to postpone this year’s event due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, they plan to highlight events, virtually, on the park’s Facebook page – while KGCS will broadcast a number of programs about Carver and previous “Carver Day” celebrations.

“When we heard the event was postponed, we looked into how we could help reach more people in sharing the story of Carver,” said Judy Stiles, KGCS general manager. 








“We’re glad to be able to share these programs highlighting Carver and his accomplishments.”

The programs will begin airing in the evenings the week of Sunday, July 12. In addition, Park Ranger Curtis Gregory will be the guest on the next edition of “Newsmakers,” which will also air in the evenings next week.

KGCS programming can be seen on channel 21. It is also available on regional cable television systems such as Sparklight, Mediacom and Suddenlink Communications. The station operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.


Classical Conversations Homeschool Community enrolling students

(From Classical Conversations Homeschool Community)

Classical Conversations helps parents answer the question, “Am I able to homeschool my children?”

Their mission and purpose are to establish and support communities across the United States as well as empower parents in the classical, Christian model of teaching. This model combines the classical “tools of learning”, a Biblical World View, and community to enable parents everywhere to successfully teach their children in the home setting.

There are currently three Classical Conversation communities in the Joplin area with students from age 4-12 years of age. Junior High and High School classes take place only at the Fellowship community and are enrolling students for the upcoming 2020/21 year for only a short time longer.








Beginning at age four, parents join their students in learning memory work, science experiments, art/music appreciation, presentations and games to review past week’s material. Then in 4-6th grade writing, math drills, and grammar are added to the day. 

Taking what has been modeled for them, they continue learning through repetition and practice the other four days of the week. Jr. High and High school age students, still guided by their parents, complete work laid out in a study-guide through six interrelated strands of learning. 

Once a week no more than twelve students come together to present and discuss Logic, Grammar, Research, Reasoning, Exposition, and Debate. These seminar days are led by parents trained in the Classical Model and determined to keep learning themselves.

“Although directors facilitate the weekly community time and lead class discussions, parents continue to be students’ primary teachers at home. The director/parent/student partnership is a valuable relationship that fosters accountability for all, but the parents structure the learning around family time activities and schedules allowing for freedom to prioritize what is best for their family,” said Nichole Bull, both a director and a parent of two current students and two 2020 graduates.

She continues, “Walking alongside parents as the whole family grows to Know God and Make Him Known strengthens me in my own homeschooling experience.” Classical Conversations was founded in 1997. It has continued to spread through the years and is now even national. From statistics taken of 2019 graduates, 92 percent planned to attend college. Ninety-five percent of their parents reported their teens' Christian faith was strong.


YPN Gives Back to Lafayette House 2/2 Registration is open now and orientation for the year is on July 27th. Contact Nicholebull@gmx.com to find out more information about educating from the comforts of your home within a classical Joplin community or visit https://www.classicalconversations.com/

Jasper County Marriage Licenses July 6-10

Evan Anthony Lahman, 21, Joplin, and Channille R. VanStory, 19, Joplin

Brennan Reid Cummings, 22, Baxter Springs, Kansas, and Emily Morgan Spencer, 19, Baxter Springs, Kansas

Randall J. Newberry, 66, Attica, Kansas, and Brianna Lea Jones, 50, Attica, Kansas

Randy Lee Bougher, 68, Chelsea, Oklahoma, and Rebecca Faye Smith, 40, Chelsea, Oklahoma

Kelsey Nathan Ray, 33, Neosho, and Lillian Brooke Coleman, 37, Columbus, Kansas

Justin Tyler Piercy, 27, Joplin, and Shea Lin Dalton, 23, Webb City

Russell McCrea Holiway, 33, Oronogo, and Sara Ann Beckman, 30, Oronogo








Daniel Wayne Heitshusen, 21, Houston, Texas, and Rachel Nicole Eaton, 21, Carl Junction

Tad Michael Sisseck, 20, Carthage, and Anna Leona Espinoza, 37, Carthage

Marc Patrick Kwiat, 28, Gilbert, Arizona, and Darci Nicole Willems, 28, Mesa, Arizona

Ryan Amos Kelly, 26, Joplin, and Allie Marie Sims, 24, Joplin

Shamus Joseph Hertz, 26, Joplin, and Briana Nicole Kasiah, 23, Joplin

Arthur Daniel Baugh, 31, Carthage, and Katelyn Renee Tarwater, 30, Carthage

Samuel Vincent Hartwell, 20, Joplin, and Brianna Lynn Kane, 20, Joplin

Devan James Linch, 23, Stark City, and Ashton Elizabeth Ivy, 22, Monett

Bradley Ray Bolin, 47, Baxter Springs, Kansas, and Eliana Cahaterina Alfonzo, 44, Baxter Springs, Kansas

Stephen Quinten Nokes, 52, Joplin, and Myleah Margarette Denman, 52, Joplin

Stacy Eugene Lowe, 51, Sarcoxie, and Kaitlin Elinda Sexton, 23, Sarcoxie









Zachary Dayton Ramsey, 21, Joplin, and Ashley Paige Thomas, 21, Joplin

Michael Alan Hill II, 29, Baxter Springs, Kansas, and Kimberly Ann Helms, 27, Baxter Springs, Kansas

Michael Rocky Joe Hawkins, 28, Neosho, and Suvina Marie White, 27, Neosho

Rivaldo Ademir Angulo Martinez, 17, Carthage, and Tatiana Mary-Lou Mazriegos, 17, Carthage

Alexander William Jurek, 28, Carl Junction, and Cassie Danielle Fletcher, 29, Carl Junction

Charles R. Catlett, 52, Muldrow, Oklahoma, and Julie Diane Murawski, 60, Joplin


Joplin Fire Department releases June statistics

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Jasper County Sheriff's Office Arrests

7/8/2020 
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report

6/28/2020 Phillip D Ward 45 of Joplin, MO was arrested for Domestic Assault 3rd Degree. 

6/30/2020 Danyel A Lund 53 of Yates Center, KS was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended and Fail to Maintain Right Half of Roadway. 

6/30/2020 Clayton J Andren 59 of Joplin, MO was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. 








7/4/2020 Hoy R Bartlett II 31 of Carthage, MO was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated - Prior Offender. 

7/5/2020 Randy M Bearden 17 of Carl Junction, MO was arrested for Non-consensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images, Invasion of Privacy and Harassment 1st Degree. 

7/6/2020 Adrian E Valentine 29 of Joplin, MO was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance - Felony. 

The charges for which the above were arrested are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence. 

For a more detailed list of inmates currently in custody visit our web site at: http://www.jaspercountysheriff.org/Documents/inmate_roster/InmateRoster.pdf The upper left hand corner of the INMATE ROSTER will reflect the date and time it was updated. 

The INMATE ROSTER is subject to change as individuals are booked and released from jail.

Agenda posted for Joplin Area Transportation Safety Policy Board meeting

Joplin Area Transportation Safety Policy Board Meeting Agenda
Thursday, July 16, 1:30 pm

Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Link: https://bit.ly/2O931h9

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of May 21, 2020 Minutes – Action Item

III. Reports and Communications








IV. New and Unfinished Business

a. MTP update progress report
b. FY 2021 Program Goals 
c. Active Transportation Subcommittee – Action Item
d. Transit Master Plan update

V. Member Reports

VI. Adjourn

Joplin Police Department Arrests July 6-9

07/06/2020 0943 
TRAVIS ADAM BRAZAS 
512 W 14th St JOPLIN, MO 64804
749 W 7TH ST/S JACKSON AVE 500.00 WM 30
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/06/2020 1215 
JOSHUA DANIEL ALMANZA 
1824 Garner Ln VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23464 
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 36 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/06/2020 1321 
ARLEASHA DANIELLE KINDRED 
11057 Hill Top Ln JOPLIN, MO 64804 
\303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WF 31 
LARCENY 

07/06/2020 1430 
EDWARD MICHAEL TUCKER
549 E 30TH ST/S MISSOURI AVE 500.00 WM 31 
1119 E Central St JOPLIN, MO 64801 
RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST 
OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING 








07/06/2020 1754 
DAVID RAY MATTICE 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
1501 S RANGE LINE RD 225.00 WM 46 
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

07/06/2020 2100 
SHANE CHRISTOPHER STICKROD 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
531 S KENTUCKY AVE 0.00 WM 36 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 

07/06/2020 2323 
MCCOY BRIAN SLINKARD 
5325 E 24th Street JOPLIN, MO 64801 1736
- B12A5 W 22ND ST 0.00 WM 25 
DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY 

07/06/2020 2343 
COBY ALLEN CASE 
1217 Rex Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
1007 S REX AVE 0.00 WM 32
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 

07/07/2020 0224 
JOSHUA KEITH MAXWELL 
1007 S St Louis Ave, 4 JOPLIN, MO 64801 
303 E 3RD ST 25.50 WM 38 
OTHER CITY WARRANT 

07/07/2020 0203 
MACK W BARTON 
904 S Connor Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
2019 S EMPIRE AVE 500.00 WM 25 
RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST 
DISTURBING THE PEACE

07/07/2020 0203 
TYLER KEITH ANDREWS 
730 Katherine Ave DUQUESNE, MO 64801 
2019 S EMPIRE AVE 500.00 WM 22
DISTURBING THE PEACE 

07/07/2020 0203 
KRISTOFER LEE GRANT 
2019 S Empire Ave, 1/2 JOPLIN, MO 64804 
2019 S EMPIRE AVE 500.00 WM 19 
DISTURBING THE PEACE 

07/07/2020 0744 
DONOVAN MITCHELL STINNETT 
3825 W Shady Rdg JOPLIN, MO 64804
2849 W JUNGE BLVD/S SCHIFFERDECKER AVE 500.00 WM 73
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

07/07/2020 0800 
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT SMITH 
112 S Ashcraft St DUENWEG, MO 64841 
303 E 3RD ST 0.00 WM 28 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT
BENCH WARRANT 

07/07/2020 1130 
ETERNITY HOPE POE 
2608 Adam Rd WEBB CITY, MO 64870 
949 E 7TH ST/S ILLINOIS AVE 500.00 WF 20
FAIL TO APPEAR 








07/07/2020 1250 
RICKY GENE CALLAHAN 
4145 Citation JOPLIN, MO 64801 
100 E 27TH ST/S MAIN ST 0.00 WM 62 
SAFE KEEP 

07/07/2020 1300 
JEREMY HUGH PICKENS 
55 Broken Bow Rd BUFFALO, MO 65622 
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 39 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 

07/07/2020 1545 
DANIEL ANTHONY FERBERT 
1221 W 10th St JOPLIN, MO 64801 
1221 W 10TH ST 0.00 WM 33 
DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY 

07/07/2020 1715 
CYNTHIA DAWN HASSELBRING 
212 S 2nd SARCOXIE, MO 64862 
1501 S RANGE LINE RD 0.00 WF 53 
LARCENY 

07/07/2020 1745 
BILLY DAVID TATE Jr 
915 S Main St JOPLIN, MO 64801 
149 E 2ND ST/S VIRGINIA AVE 225.00 WM 61
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 

07/07/2020 1825 
JENNIFER MARCIA NELUMS 
531 S Kentucky JOPLIN, MO 64804 
1232 W 20TH ST/S EMPIRE AVE 0.00 WF 36 
SAFE KEEP 

07/07/2020 1905 
RUSTY DALE BURTON 
430 N Joplin Ave, 6 JOPLIN, MO 64801 
430 N JOPLIN AVE 0.00 WM 39 
DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY 

07/07/2020 2110 
TERRY LEE LONG 
901 N Main St. WEBB CITY, MO 64870 
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 35 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/07/2020 2115 
TIMOTHY PARIS TAYLOR 
102 E 2nd St JOPLIN, MO 64801 
149 E 2ND ST/S VIRGINIA AVE 0.00 WM 38 
DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED 

07/07/2020 2006 
GARTH PADEN LACEY 
202 N Monroe Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
731 W 35TH ST/S JACKSON AVE 500.00 WM 27 
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

07/08/2020 1251 
MICHAEL RAY BOKONICH 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
1249 E 7TH ST/S HIGH AVE 500.00 WM 54
RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST 

07/08/2020 1630 
PEYTON DOUGLAS KINSLOW 
4827 Grace Lane SENECA, MO 64865 
303 E 3RD ST 500.00 WM 28 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 

07/08/2020 2013 
TOSHA NICOLE RISCHARD 
724 Jillian Lane WEBB CITY, MO 64870 
303 E 3RD ST 0.00 WF 36 
BENCH WARRANT 








07/08/2020 2115 
ARRON ELLIOT ENOCHS 
2834 East 15th JOPLIN, MO 64804 
2549 E 7TH ST/S FLORIDA AVE 0.00 WM 24 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 
BENCH WARRANT 

07/08/2020 2150 
MICHAEL DAVID GARRICK 
1803 Lawrence 2133, 104 MT VERNON, MO 65712 
1729 S BIRD AVE 225.00 WM 46 
TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY 

07/08/2020 2159 
MAPLE COURTNEY CICERO Jr 
711 Lincoln Street CARTHAGE, MO 64836 
1800 W 7TH ST 0.00 BM 56
DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY 

07/08/2020 2200 
JENNIFER LEANN EDWARDS 
904 S McKinley Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
2231 W 9TH ST/S MCKINLEY AVE 500.00 WF 40 
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

07/09/2020 0118 
DARREN LEN WOFFORD 
718 Orchard Street CARTHAGE, MO 64836 
3301 W 1ST ST 500.00 BM 40 
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 
OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING 

07/09/2020 0227 
PHILLIP EVAN LAW 
201 S McKinley Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
900 S PICHER AVE 500.00 WM 38
OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING 

07/09/2020 0305 
SHELBI M GOTTULA 
1802 S Virginia Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804 
431 W 3RD ST/S BYERS AVE 500.00 WF 29 
OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING 

07/09/2020 0600 
DA`QUIA LAMONTE HILL 
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
849 W 3RD ST/S CONNOR AVE 500.00 BM 25 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR 
FAIL TO APPEAR
FAIL TO APPEAR


Granby teen injured in accident south of Joplin

A Granby teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident 4:45 a.m. Tuesday on River Road, one mile south of Joplin.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2007 Pontiac G6 driven by Dallas J. Lewis, 20, Neosho, ran off the roadway and struck a ditch.

A passenger in the vehicle, Mindy J. Johnson, 19, Granby, was treated for minor injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Colorado pedestrian hit, killed by semi on 171

A Colorado man was killed when he was run over by a 3:45 a.m. Wednesday on MO 171, three miles north of Carl Junction.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2016 Freightliner driven by Matthew D. Hooten, 31, Heber Springs, Arkansas, struck and killed Kenneth D. Anders, 71, Akron, Colorado, who was in the roadway.

The fatality was the 55th this year for Highway Patrol Troop D.

Carthage man seriously injured in one-vehicle crash

A Carthage man was injured in a one-vehicle accident 8 a.m. Wednesday on Route D, three miles north of Carthage.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by Shannon L. Witt, 47, Carthage, ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree stump.

Witt was treated for serious injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Highway Patrol Arrests July 8-9

Nathaniel S. Hood, 25, Joplin, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia

Joshua J. Benortham, 25, Ozark, felony possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, felony warrant for parole violation

Melvin L. Sensor, 65, Kansas City, driving while intoxicated

Rickey K. McClenahan, 42, Mountain Grove, felony operating without a license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia








Joshua R. Wells, 32, Springfield, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt

Marissa N. Wells, 23, Springfield, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt

Lauren M. Dexter, 37, St. Paul, Minnesota, misdemeanor Newton County warrant for no seat belt

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Spring River Bridge near LaRussell to close

(From MODOT)

Jasper Co. Rt. U/Spring River Bridge Near La Russell CLOSED Beginning Week of July 13


The Jasper County Route U bridge over the Spring River north of La Russell will be CLOSED to rehabilitate the bridge deck (driving surface) beginning the week of July 13, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Contractor crews will replace the driving surface of the bridge, install new barrier walls on either side of the bridge and add signage as part of the project.








Traffic Impacts

-Route U bridge CLOSED over Spring River

-Drivers will be directed to signed detour using Missouri Route 96, Missouri Route 37 and Jasper County Route F

-Drivers will have access to driveways and field entrances at either end of the bridge but will not be able to travel through the work zone

-Drivers are urged to find alternate routes around the work zone

Weather and/or unforeseen delays will alter the work schedule.

Project Information

Prime contractor: Phillips Hardy Inc., Columbia
Total project cost: $889,000
Contract completion date: October 1, 2020