12 arrested in Sikeston after weekend fights

Friday, November 16, 2012

SIKESTON, Mo. -- A dozen Sikeston residents were arrested Wednesday after a public disturbance Sunday.

Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a disturbance with gunshots Sunday in the William Street and Clayton Avenue area after receiving information that a fight involving several people had broken out at Westside Liquor at 889 W. Malone Ave.

The fight broke up when a subject allegedly pulled a firearm and fired it among the crowd. No one was injured. The man, identified as Russel Lee Davis, 45, of Sikeston, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond.

Police suspect the fighting was the result of a feud between two groups, but say they aren't sure what started the feud. On Wednesday, officers arrested 12 people believed to be involved in the incidents.

Arrested and charged with disorderly conduct or fighting in public were: Frederick D. Cotton, 24; James Earl Harris Sr., 52; Jerrica D. Harris, 23; Michael L. Harris Jr., 21; Stacy N. Mitchell, 24; Daron D. Robinson, 39; Darenick Washington, 22; Juqualin R. Wiggins, 21; Michael A. Sherrod, 19; Shaquille A. Sherrod, 19; Dwayne Harris Sr., 42 and Trayshawn A. Arterberry, 20.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Sikeston police at 573-471-4711 or at the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 573-471-1500. Police can also be reached at publicsafety@sikeston.org. Tips remain anonymous.

Pertinent address:

William Street and Clayton Avenue, Sikeston, Mo.

Map of pertinent addresses

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