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Sikeston police have arrested several people in connection with a disturbance Sunday afternoon at a local liquor store.
Just before 4 p.m. November 11 Sikeston DPS was called to a disturbance at Westside Liquor, 889 W. Malone. According to Captain Jim McMillen, the fight broke up and began a short time later in the vicinity of William and Clayton Street, again with “several subjects involved in a physical altercation.”
The fighting ended when someone pulled out a gun and fired it in the crowd, according to Capt. McMillen. The suspected shooter, 45-year-old Russel Lee Davis of Sikeston, was arrested and at a home in the 500-block of Malcolm and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. He’s currently being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond.
During their investigation, police reporedly learned that two groups of people have been feuding for several weeks. It’s believed they are responsible for a recent rash of “shots fired” calls to DPS, according to Capt. McMillen.
DPS was able to identify several suspects who were involved in the altercations. On Wednesday, officers arrested 12 people believed to be involved. Each has been charged with disorderly conduct or fighting in public.
Those arrested and charged include:
- Fredrick D. Cotton, 24
- Jerrica D. Harris, 23
- Stacy N. Mitchell, 24
- Darenick Washington, 22
- Michael A. Sherrod, 19
- Dwayne Harris, Sr., 42
- James Earl Harris, Sr., 52
- Michael L. Harris, Jr., 21
- Daron D. Robinson, 39
- Juqualin R. Wiggins, 21
- Shaquille A. Sherrod, 19
- Trayshawn A. Arterberry, 20
Capt. McMillen stated DPS would not tolerate this type of “free for all” in our community. He encourages anyone with information about these incidents or similar ones to contact his department by calling (573) 471-4711 or calling the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (573) 471-1500. All tips can remain anonymous.