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Twins jailed for assaulting officers

Thursday, April 12, 2007

SIKESTON -- Twin men from the St. Louis area are in jail after assaulting Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers.

At about 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Public Safety Officer Zach Albright of the DPS observed a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the roadway while patrolling near Ruth Street and Branum Avenue, according to Capt. John Martin of the DPS.

As Albright turned his patrol vehicle around to make contact with the driver on the improperly parked vehicle, he saw several people get in the car before it made a U-turn to head south on Branum.

Albright stopped vehicle on the 400 block of Branum and found the vehicle was occupied by four adults and two children.

While running computer checks on the occupants, the officer found one subject was unable to provide identification.

At about this time, Canine Officer Frankie Adams of the DPS arrived and walked dog around outside of the vehicle.

The dog alerted Adams to narcotics in the vehicle. As one the passengers was observed hiding something in the car, officers told him to exit the vehicle.

At this time officer Adams also observed a firearm in the vehicle, "and the fight started," Martin said.

One passenger began fighting Adams and another began fighting Albright.

"They were both arrested for assaulting police officers," Martin said. "There were no injuries to the officers."

Officers discovered the subjects, who were Terrance Neal, 18, of Florissant and Torrance Neal, 18, of St. Louis, had earlier supplied false information about their identities.

"Three handguns were recovered from the vehicle along with a quantity of marijuana," Martin added.

One of the other passengers, Conkeesta Johnson, 23, of Sikeston was also arrested on a warrant from New Madrid County.

The Neals are currently in custody at the Scott County Jail with a cash or surety bond of $25,000 for Terrance Neal and a cash or surety bond of $100,000 for Torrance Neal.

Johnson was taken to New Madrid County Jail where she posted a $500 bond and was released Wednesday evening.