3 charged with officer assault, 16-year-old found with cocaine in Sikeston
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Four Sikeston, Missouri residents have been arrested after police said they resisted officers on Sunday, July 15 at 12:45 a.m.
Those persons arrested were identified as Aviance K. Mills, 24 of Sikeston. She was charged with assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. Her bond is $2000, cash only. Porscha A. Smith, 28, of Sikeston was charged with a assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Her bond is $1500 cash. Willondia S. Washington, 22, of Sikeston was charged with assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Her bond is $1500 cash. Perry D. Ellis, 30, of Sikeston was charged with disorderly conduct. His bond is $500 cash.
Sikeston DPS officers, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Street Crimes Task Force responded to a disturbance at the Miami Arcade located on Branum St.
According to officers, there was a large crowd evacuating the building and they overheard reports from bystanders there may have been gunshots fired before they arrived.
As officers attempted to enter the arcade to check the wellbeing of the persons still inside they said they were met with some resistance.
When they entered the officers said they smelled burned marijuana and saw a juvenile in possession of the illegal drug. The officers attempted to take this juvenile into custody at which time he resisted and refused officers' commands. Eventually, officers said they were able to take the juvenile into custody who had been in possession of the illegal drug.
Police said after an additional search of the juvenile's person, officers found a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine. This juvenile's guardian was contacted as well as the Scott County Juvenile Office. Police said he was later transported to an area hospital for treatment and observation after he admitted to the use of the drugs found in his possession.
The juvenile was a 16-year-old Sikeston resident.
Officers remained at the arcade and made additional arrests for charges varying from an assault on police, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.
Sikeston DPS captured this disturbance on officer-worn body cameras as well as cameras from their patrol cars. City-owned security cameras located on Branum St. also captured this disturbance. Officers and detectives will continue to review camera footage from this evening. More arrests are possible.
Sikeston DPS was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cape Girardeau Police Department, Miner Police Department and the Scott County Sheriffs.
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