Joey Higgerson

New Madrid Police Report

Joey Higgerson is the New Madrid Police Chief.


Man leads officers on foot chase, now faces more charges

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

NEW MADRID, Mo. - On the morning of March 28, officers were called to the area of Happy Lane to check for a man with several arrest warrants.

An anonymous caller said they saw the man go into a home on Happy Lane and when the officers pulled up they saw the man crawl out of a back window and run south toward Tasters. After a short foot chase, the man was caught in the Villa Shopping Center.

The suspect had a felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance and when searched officers found methamphetamine in his pocket. He was transported to the Mississippi County Jail and later charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

On the afternoon of March 31, officers responded to Dollar General for a disturbance.

When officers arrived a woman told them she was standing in line to check out when a woman behind her started screaming and punching her in the back of the head. The suspect then ran out of the store and left in a white car before the police arrived.

A probable cause affidavit for assault was forwarded to the New Madrid County Prosecutorís Office for the filing of formal charges.

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