- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)32
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Region digest 05/17/03
Arrest warrant issued for alleged scam artist
An arrest warrant was issued Friday for a Perryville, Mo., man who Cape Girardeau police say scammed a handful of businesses out of small amounts of cash by posing as a visiting fellow professional or a close relative of the business' former owner.
On Thursday, police warned businesses about a man asking for quick loans. Investigators are now asking for the public's help in finding Terry Lee Zoellner, 38.
After victims chose Zoellner's face out of a photo lineup, he was charged Friday with three misdemeanors for stealing by deceit.
Anyone with information about Zoellner's whereabouts is asked to call Cape Girardeau Crime Stoppers at 332-0500.
Charges filed in burning of Sikeston store
The cashing of checks stolen from a burned down Sikeston, Mo., furniture store has led to the arrest of a 17-year-old.
Mike T. Tatum of Sikeston was arrested Thursday and charged Friday with burglary, arson, two counts of stealing, property damage, disposing of stolen property and four counts of forgery, said Sikeston public safety director Drew Juden.
Last week's fire at Glenn's Furniture was ruled suspicious when the checks were discovered being cashed. After Tatum was identified as cashing the checks, police found more items from the store in his home.
Tatum is in custody on $150,000 bond.
-- From staff reports