911 call leads to three arrests in Scott County

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reports an emergency 911 call results in three county residents incarcerated.

Wade L. Griffin (29) of 40 Pendleton, Sikeston has been charged with the Class C Felony of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree, the Class C Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and two counts of the Class C Felony of Child Endangerment in the First Degree.

Natish N. Newman (26) of 40 Pendleton, Sikeston has been charged with the Class C Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and two counts of the Class C Felony of Child Endangerment in the First Degree.

Michael Newman (53) of 1610 East Kathleen, Sikeston has been charged with the Class C Felony of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Sheriff Walter stated that on Saturday, December 20th, at approximately 12:49 p.m., the Scott County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency 911 call in reference to a physical assault, gunshots being fired at someone, and a barricaded subject.

Deputy John Caudle and Deputy Zac Harris were dispatched to 40 Pendleton. Because of the nature of the call, more units were requested. 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 determined that the alleged shooter, Michael Newman had departed. Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety located him at his East Kathleen residence in Sikeston and detained him for the sheriff’s office.

Deputy Caudle attempted to make contact with the caller Wade L. Griffin, who was inside the residence. Griffin had advised the 911 Communications Dispatcher during the call 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 advised that Griffin had locked himself inside a room in the residence.

Deputies made entry to the residence and found Griffin barricaded inside a bedroom.  Griffin was instructed by the deputies to come out of the room, but he refused. The door was breached and Griffin was located inside and unharmed. He was detained, handcuffed, and secured in a patrol vehicle.

Griffin stated that Michael Newman had come to the residence with a gun and was displaying it. Griffin stated he was scared Newman was going to shoot him and barricaded himself in the room.

Natish Newman advised that prior to the arrival of law enforcement she had been assaulted by Griffin. She stated that a verbal argument had occurred and she told Griffin she was calling the police. She advised that Griffin then hit her in the mouth with his hand, locked the door to the residence, and made the 911 call.

Natish Newman also advised that no one had shot at Griffin. She stated that her father, Michael Newman had come to the residence to speak with Griffin in reference to Griffin leaving the residence. She stated that her father did not have a gun. She indicated that Griffin may be using drugs. Natish Newman gave deputies permission to search the residence for illicit drugs.

That search resulted in the recovery of a baggy containing a white powdery substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. That baggy was located in the floor of a bedroom used by two children ages five and six. The deputies also observed numerous 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 arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail.

At the jail, Griffin was advised of his Miranda rights and volunteered to speak with Deputy Caudle.  He admitted to ownership of the methamphetamine. He also submitted a urine sample for analysis that indicated positive for methamphetamine.

Natish Newman was also advised of her Miranda rights and volunteered to speak with Deputy Caudle. She stated she was not aware the methamphetamine was in her residence. She stated that Griffin did not live with her, was not inside the residence for any extended length of time, and did not know how the methamphetamine got inside the residence. Newman admitted to using methamphetamine and submitted a urine sample for analysis. The sample indicated positive for methamphetamine.

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