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Boonville Drug Arrests
Three mid-missouri residents are under arrest after they were caught with drugs. Boonville Police, the Mustang Drug Task force and the Highway Patrol carried out a search warrant in the 800 block of Lori Drive. In that search authorities found drug paraphernalia, marijuana, meth, and prescription drugs.
Arrested was 31 year old Benjamin Meyers of Boonville, 46 year old Eddie Pitts of Franklin, and 50 year old Nancy Herren of Boonville. Along with drug charges Herren was wanted in Howard County for drug and traffic offenses.
Columbia Super Bowl Shooting Trial

The trial for the Columbia woman who allegedly shot two people on Super Bowl Sunday in 2014 continued yesterday. Euginia Dyer took to the stand yesterday to answer questions. According to Dyer the shots fired at her half brother and cousin were in self defense because she was being choked to death by her half brother. The trial is expected to continue today.

Russelville Domestic Assault
A Russelville man has now been charged for an incident that occurred in August of 2014. Authorities say that 34 year old Brett Lecure got into an argument with his ex wife which resulted in him pinning her to a vehicle and shoving away his nephew. He was found guilty in Cole County Court yesterday on two charges of domestic assault.
Rocheport Child Porn
A Rocheport woman now is under arrest for child pornography charges. A report from the Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force says that 47 year old Marjorie Newell had been in conversation with a mother from St. Louis who scheduled her 14 year old daughter to have sex with Newell and another man.
Newell also had pornographic images on her cellphone of children that she had received from the man. Newell was arrested and charged for 1st degree child pornography and was taken to the Boone County Jail
Hannibal Burglary/Resisting Arrest
A Hannibal man was taken into custody for a warrant but not before he fled from police. At around 11 am Thursday officers were called to the 3900 block of Cheyenne about a burglary. Officers learned that 18 year old Kalin Anderson had a warrant out for his arrest. When authorities made contact with Anderson he took off on foot.
He was later apprehended and charged with resisting arrest, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence on top of his warrant for burglary. He was taken to the Marion County Jail and is awaiting formal charges.
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