CRIME & SAFETY
Dunklin County Chief Deputy dies
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KAIT) - The people of Dunklin County are mourning the death of its chief deputy. According to a recent post, Wallace Poyner passed away on Dec. 1 after 30 years of service to the department. Poyner also served as a Sergeant Major for the United States Marine...
City Utilities warns public about an impersonator posing as employee
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — City Utilities (CU) has received reports of an individual going door to door impersonating a CU employee. They said this is not one of their employees. According to a post from City Utilities, someone is going door to door attempting to obtain personal information posing as a CU employee. CU said they […]
Three Springfield residents found prowling around Camden County lake homes
Two men and a woman from Springfield face multiple charges after they’re caught prowling around lake homes in Camden County. The Camden County Sheriff’s Office says on Tuesday evening, a caller reported seeing a several suspicious subjects on the security camera, set up at their lake home near the Porta Cima area of State Road MM. They saw one man carrying a gas can near their front door, as well as suspicious subjects walking around the home, onto their dock, and into a dock house. The caller provided a description of the subjects’ vehicle.
Weekly Safety Report: Assaults, Shooting, Theft, and Burglary hit Springfield
This week in Springfield, Missouri, there were several incidents that occurred, including assaults, a shooting, thefts, and a burglary. These incidents involved individuals being charged with assault, a woman being hospitalized after a shooting, two people arrested for stealing trucks, and a towing company being targeted by burglars.
Woman from Republic Dies after House Fire
A woman from Republic is dead following a house fire over the weekend. Investigators say the fire started Sunday night along Moonlight Street near Hines, where they believe smoking near an oxygen source in the home started the blaze. The flames did minor damage to the home. Officials discovered there...
Law. Co. Sheriff’s officer Anderson charged with violating protection order, stalking
County lawman in hot water in two counties for alleged misbehavior toward mother of his child. An officer with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is facing court dates in Greene and Christian counties after allegedly violating a protection order on two occasions. Conner Anderson is charged with violating an order of protection for an adult in Christian County and stalking in Greene County; the victim in both cases is the mother of his child.
Mechanic who helped Affordable Towing in federal emissions crimes sentenced to probation
A Springfield mechanic who pleaded guilty to aiding Affordable Towing in a series of highly publicized federal emissions crimes has been sentenced to probation. Full Flash Tuning owner Robert Dyche, 67, was sentenced in federal court Monday to two years probation and a $500 fine by District Judge Stephen R. Bough, according to court records.
Ozark, Missouri man sentenced to 16 years in prison for methamphetamine conspiracy
An Ozark, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Jevn Todd Griffitt, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 16 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Griffitt to forfeit to the government $15,324, which represents the proceeds he obtained from the drug-trafficking conspiracy.
Career Criminal Dustin Hagerman Arrested Again in Greene County
"Career criminal Dustin Hagerman is back behind bars in Greene County, arrested for resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license. Despite completing a treatment court, Hagerman's cycle of crime continues, raising questions about the effectiveness of current interventions and the challenges faced by law enforcement."
Firefighters battle house fire near Walnut Grove, Mo.
WALNUT GROVE, Mo. (KY3) - A fire damaged a house near Walnut Grove on Friday morning. Several fire departments responded to the home on West Farm Road 28 around 1:30 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters report no injuries involved. Firefighters remind homeowners to have working...
Chaviz Nguyen murder suspect will remain in jail, denied bond
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Elysha Bedell is being held at the Greene County Jail, accused of killing a man in a drive-by shooting earlier this month. He is still in the process of finding a lawyer to represent him in court. Several members of Chaviz Nguyen’s family showed up to the hearing this morning. The victim’s […]
Man from Sparta sentenced to 11 years in prison for meth trafficking, illegal firearm
A Sparta, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm. Gabriel Eric Robinson, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 11 years and five months in federal prison without parole. On June 5, 2023, Robinson pleaded guilty to one count...
CRIME STOPPERS: Have you seen this Greene County fugitive?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - This week’s Crime Stoppers fugitive is Sara Marie Patterson. The 35-year-old has a felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance in Greene County. Investigators say they found meth and needles on Patterson when they arrested her in that case. Police describe her as 5′3″...
Graves arrested for violating terms of probation stemming from theft
Ash Grove thief originally convicted of stealing, trying to sell 28-foot gooseneck trailer online. An Ash Grove woman was booked into the Greene County Jail after allegedly violating the terms of her probation. Sara Graves, 37, was arrested by Ash Grove Police on Saturday, Nov. 11. Graves originally pleaded guilty...
Three women connected to Nixa prescription drug scheme sentenced in federal court
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. – Three employees of the Ozark Community Hospital – Christian County Clinic were sentenced to probation today for their roles in a prescription drug kickback scheme. “This was a new thing for us that we did not expect to see in the state of Missouri. When people start looking at data and they […]
Rogersville firefighters respond to house fire, small explosion
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. — Late Tuesday morning, ten fire departments responded to a house fire on Farm Road 186 and Farm Road 241. Logan-Rogersville firefighters arrived at the scene just after 10 a.m. to find heavy smoke billowing and flames pouring from the back of the house. Firefighters from Strafford Fire Protection, Battlefield Fire Protection, Sparta […]
Two arrested in Springfield after being pulled over in a stolen car and resisting arrest
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Two people are in custody after a Springfield police officer pulled them over in a stolen car. According to Springfield police Lieutenant Brandon Penrose, around 8 p.m., the officer pulled them over near the intersection of Golden Avenue and Mount Vernon Street. When the officer went to arrest the driver, the driver resisted arrest, and there was a struggle.
Fire damages house near Rogersville, Mo.
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (KY3) - A fire damaged a house southwest of Rogersville on Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded to the home at the intersection of Farm Roads 186 and 241 around 9:30 a.m. Several fire departments assisted. Investigators say nobody was at the home at the time of the fire. Investigators...
Woman in critical condition after Republic house fire
REPUBLIC, Mo. – Republic firefighters responded to a home on Moonlight Street on Sunday night where they found the homeowner inside the engulfed home. The female homeowner was taken to a hospital with critical injuries, and the house sustained minor fire damage and heavy smoke damage. Republic firefighters and Republic police officers responded to the […]
Fire officials urge you to have an escape plan in case of an emergency
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The risk for house fires jumps during the winter season due to candles, heaters, and electrical hazards. “Run out just as fast as I can. Your life depends on it,” said Karen Bailey. She says she and her husband do not have a plan to...