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911 call results in 3 taken into custody

Wade L. Griffin, Michael Newman, Natish N. Newman (Source: DPS) Wade L. Griffin, Michael Newman, Natish N. Newman (Source: DPS)
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

Scott County, Missouri Sheriff Rick Walter says a 911 call resulted in three people being taken into custody on Saturday.

Wade L. Griffin, 29, of Sikeston was with domestic assault in the second degree, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of child endangerment in the first degree.

Natish N. Newman, 26, of Sikeston has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, and two counts of child endanger the first degree.

Michael Newman, 53, of Sikeston has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to the sheriff's office, on Dec. 20 the Scott County sheriff's office received an emergency 911 call about a physical assault, gunshots being fired at someone, and someone barricaded inside a home.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Pendleton Drive.

Sheriff Walter, Chief Deputy Kinder and three members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol also responded to the scene.

On arrival at the scene, it was learned that the alleged shooter Michael Newman had left.

Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety found him at his East Kathleen home in Sikeston, and detained him for the sheriff's office.

Deputy Caudle tried to make contact with the caller, Wade L. Griffin, who was inside the home.

Griffin had advised the 911 communications dispatcher that he had been shot at, and did not know if he had been hit.

Natish Newman walked up to the deputy outside the residence and said that Griffin had locked himself inside a room in the home.

Deputies entered the home and found Griffin barricaded inside a bedroom.

Griffin was told by the deputies to come out of the room, but he refused.

The door was opened and Griffin was found inside and not hurt. He was detained, handcuffed, and secured in a patrol vehicle.

Griffin said that Michael Newman had come to the home with a gun and was showing it.

Griffin said he was scared Newman was going to shoot him and barricaded himself in the room.

Natish Newman said that before authorities arrived, that she had been assaulted by Griffin.

She said that a verbal argument had happened, and she told Griffin she was calling the police.

According to the sheriff's office, she told officers that Griffin then hit her in the mouth with his hand, locked the door to the home, and made the 911 call.

Natish Newman also said that no one had shot at Griffin.

She said that her father, Michael Newman, had come to the home to speak to Griffin about leaving the home.

She said that her father did not have a gun.

According to the sheriff's office, she indicated that Griffin may be using drugs. Natish Newman gave deputies permission to search the home.

The sheriff's office says officers found a baggy containing a white powdery substance. It field tested positive for methamphetamine.

That baggy was found in the floor of a bedroom used by two young children.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies also saw other indicators of living conditions that would create a substantial risk to the health of the two children living at the residence.

Both Griffin and Natish Newman were taken to the Scott County Jail.

At the jail, Griffin volunteered to speak with Deputy Caudle. The sheriff's office says he admitted to owning the methamphetamine. He also submitted a urine sample for analysis that showed positive for methamphetamine.

Natish Newman also volunteered to speak with Deputy Caudle. The sheriff's office said she was not aware the methamphetamine was in her home.

According to the sheriff's report, she said that Griffin did not live with her, was not inside the home for any extended length of time, and did not know how the methamphetamine got inside the home.

According to the sheriff's office, Newman admitted to using methamphetamine and submitted a urine sample for analysis. The sample indicated positive for methamphetamine.

Deputy Harris went to East Kathleen to speak with Michael Newman about the incident. While speaking with Newman the deputy noticed that Newman might be drunk.

Newman said he had gone to the Pendleton residence, had taken a gun up to the residence in his back pocket, and admitted to drinking.

He produced a 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol that he said was the gun in question. Michael Newman was taken to the Scott County Jail. The gun was taken by authorities, and used as evidence.

According to the sheriff's office, after getting to the jail, Michael Newman submitted a chemical sample of his breath that indicated a .101 blood alcohol content.

Bond was set by the court for Wade Griffin at $1,000 cash only. 

According to the sheriff's office, Natish Newman and Michael Newman have posted bond.

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