Joey Higgerson

New Madrid Police Report

Joey Higgerson is the New Madrid Police Chief.


Warrant issued for domestic assault, endangering welfare of child

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

NEW MADRID, Mo. - On the afternoon of June 28, officers responded to Blades Drive in reference to a domestic assault.

The caller said she and her boyfriend were arguing when he grabbed her by the throat and started choking her. She said the man then got on top of her on the couch and choked her until she finally broke free.

She said she picked up her small child to try to leave the apartment and he hit her several times as she was holding the child.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. A warrant was issued for domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Just before midnight on the night of June 29, a 911 call was received about a disturbance on Femmer Drive.

When the officer arrived, witnesses told him a man was threatening people with a knife. They also said when the man advanced on one of them with the knife, one of the witnesses hit him with a baseball bat in self-defense.

As the officer was talking to the witnesses, the suspect drove by the scene at a high rate of speed. Another officer stopped the vehicle on Main Street near Mill Street.

The man was bleeding profusely and had a wound on top of his head where he had been hit by the witness. He was released to the ambulance crew to be treated at the hospital.

After a warrant was issued, he was arrested the next day for unlawful use of a weapon.

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