Several individuals are in custody relating to the recent criminal activity and unrest at Ruth and Branum.
In all, nine people have been arrested by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety on warrants resulting from an "officer all call" on Sunday as well as previous assaults and disturbances in that vicinity which are being investigated by DPS.
Arrested were: Linda J. Faulkner, 31, and Dorthea L. Saxton, 18, both charged with peace disturbance and being held on $500 bond.
Tameka Sheron, 20, was charged with third degree assault as was Catina Word, 25, and Lototia L. Stanback, 26. Stanback was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon. Sheron and Word are being held on $1,500 bond while Stanback's bond was set at $6,500.
Walter Scott, 17, was charged with felonious assault in the second degree and a separate charge of third degree assault. Prior to the warrants on Scott being served it was found he was in custody on a previous charge. Scott's bond was set at $6,500 on both assault charges.
Ronnie C. Robinson, 33; Jose Manuel Lopez, 28; and Jimmy Lynn Poyner, 32, were also arrested, however, their arrests were not directly related to the all call at Ruth and Branum, but because of additional officer staffing in that general location. Robinson is charged with driving while suspended and resisting arrest with a cash bond set at $2,500. Lopez is charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident and Poyner is charged with felony driving while intoxicated. Bond for Poyner and Lopez was set at $5,000 each.
The incident was the third in a month's time that has occurred in the area of Ruth and Branum streets. The first occurred on April 7 and the second on April 9. In both instances, officers were called to the area for a disturbance and upon their arrival a large crowd gathered. In both instances bricks and bottles were thrown, however, there were no injuries.
Sunday night's disturbance occurred after officers were dispatched to the Ruth and Branum area responding to a report of two women fighting. Upon officers' arrival, a crowd began to form and became unruly. In this instance, however, there were no bricks or bottles thrown. Officers were on the scene for more than four hours.
The investigation into the incidents is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call DPS at 471-6200. All communications are strictly confidential.