Joey Higgerson

New Madrid Police Report

Joey Higgerson is the New Madrid Police Chief.


Man charged with degree domestic assault, armed criminal action following shooting

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

NEW MADRID, Mo. - On the night of May 15, officers received a call about shots fired in the 200 block of Tennessee Street.

A woman said the driver of a car fired a shot at her while she was standing in her front yard, and an officer at the scene found a spent shell casing in the street. Another officer found the suspect vehicle on Highway 61 and after initiating a traffic stop placed the driver under arrest.

A search warrant was granted for the car and the gun used in the shooting was found inside.

The driver was charged with first degree domestic assault and armed criminal action and held on $40,000 bond.

On the night of May 20, an officer responded to Blades Drive for a report of child abuse.

As the officer got out of his patrol car, he could hear a man yelling, “I can punch my son if I want.” He detained the man until he could gather more information, and the man told the officer that he punched his 4-year-old son as a form of discipline.

When the officer talked to the child’s mother, she said the child’s father had punched him in the face right before she called the police.

The man was placed under arrest and later charged with child abuse by the New Madrid County Prosecutor’s Office.

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