Portageville Police Department

Saturday, December 16, 2017

According to Chief Ronnie Adams, on December 4th, at approximately 1.30 a.m., officers observed a white male walking eastbound on East 8th Street near the intersection of Baker Ave. Officers made contact with the subject, who was identified as18 year old Michael Angel of Portageville.

During the investigation officers noticed Angel had his left hand in his pocket and was asked if he had anything illegal on him and he said, no. Officers then conducted a pat down of his person for officer safety. While conducting the pat down, officers located a small corner baggie of marijuana from his right front pocket.

The marijuana field tested positive for the presence of THC and weighted 1 gram.

Angel was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and released on a summons to appear in municipal court on January 4, 2018 before Judge Chris Stinnett.

On December 6th, at approximately 10:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Dollar General Store in reference to an individual who was sleeping in his vehicle in the parking lot.

Officers arrived and observed a Black 2002 Chevrolet S-10 sitting in the parking lot and a male subject with his head down who appeared to be sleeping. During the investigation officers conducted a pat down search and located a cylinder object in the male subjectís left thigh pocket of his cargo pants. Officers located a white cylinder bottle which inside of it contained 1 Plastic Bag with a White Crystal Substance which tested Positive for Methamphetamine, 1 Plastic Bag with a brown Crystal Substance which tested Positive for Methamphetamine, and 1 Plastic Bag with what was identified as Marijuana.

The suspect was asked if he had anything else in the vehicle and he stated yes in a Dollar General Store bag which was located in between the driver's seat and passenger seat. Officers located 1 Plastic Bag containing different sizes of plastic little bags and 2 AAA batteries. 1 Blue Case containing a small Silver Scale which tested Positive for Methamphetamine, 1 Purple eye glasses Case containing 1 Glass Pipe with a White Substance inside which tested Positive for Methamphetamine. Also located 1 Black Weigh-Max Scale.

Officers also located a black, North American Arms Firearm Case which contained 3 Glass Pipes which tested Positive for Methamphetamine, 1 Silver Spoon which also tested Positive for Methamphetamine. 1 Black Zip up Bag containing 1 Green Pill with markings (s 902) identified as Alprazolam 1Mg using Drug.com Online Pill Identifier.

Officers arrested 51 year old John Thomas Hayes of Caruthersville. Hayes was arrested and transported to the Pemiscot County. Formal charges were filed by New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Lawson for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Hayes Chevrolet S-10 Pickup was seized and taken to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Office and forfeiture paperwork will be turned over to Prosecutor's office.

On December 8, 2017 at approximately 11:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to 1310 Huffman in reference to an assault. Dispatch advised responding officers that an ambulance had been requested as well. Upon officers arrival they met with a black male outside of the residence. The male told officers him and his girlfriend had gotten in to an argument. Upon further investigation officers learned the male had assaulted his girlfriend.

The female victim was treated by New Madrid County Ambulance personnel and refused transport to the hospital.

Officers arrested 17 year old Michael Maynard of Portageville for Domestic Assault. Maynard was transported to the Pemiscot County Jail. Formal charges were filed by Portageville Prosecuting Attorney Amy Pryor. Maynard is being held on a $500.00 cash only bond and is set appear in Portageville Municipal Court on January 4, 2018 before Judge Chris Stinnett.

On December 10, 2017 at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to Dollar General in reference to a shoplifter. Upon arrival officers spoke to the store manager who identified the suspect. A complaint was signed and officers arrested 38 year old Stephanie Mullins of New Madrid for stealing.

Mullins was processed and released on a summons to appear in Portageville Municipal Court before Judge Chris Stinnett on January 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.