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3 days 13 hours ago

We are needing your help identifying these two. If you have any information please contact Det. Lt. Steffen at 417-237-7200.

Carthage Police Department

4 days 16 hours ago

Maple Leaf Festival Parade 2017 starts at 9:00 AM this Saturday, 10/21/2017.

Parade Line Up Area: Every participant vehicle that will need through the street blockades MUST have a correct pass. A pass does not permit on-street parking or parking in any other restricted area. You will not be allowed to access the parade lineup area without a pass.

Parade entry line-up, except the horses, is 7:30 AM. Line-up time for the horses at Central Park is 9:15 AM. Large entries need to get in place early.

Vehicles parked in the parade staging areas that are not the parade entries, parked along the parade route or parked in no parking zones will be towed.

Carthage Police Department

4 days 17 hours ago

During the Maple Leaf Parade this Saturday, 10/21/2017, there will be a section of parking lot available for Handicapped Parking. The east side of the Carthage Junior High School parking lot at the corner of 6th St. and Grant St. will be for Handicapped Parking only. As of the end of school on Friday, 10/21/2017, that east row of parking spots will be CLOSED until after the parade on Saturday. You MUST have a displayed handicapped placard/license plate to park in those spots. Violators will be towed. Please see the attached picture for further information on the location of the parking spots. If you have any questions please call us at 417-237-7200.

Please try to get there as early as possible. The parade route fills up very quickly with people setting up to watch the parade. You may need to contact an officer at a blockade to help escort you to the parking lot if the road is blocked.

Carthage Police Department

1 week 2 days ago

Incident: Assault 1st Degree
Date: 10/12/2017
Time: 06:12 AM
Location: 2nd St. and Lincoln St. Carthage, MO
Suspect: James E. Hooper

On 10/11/2017 at approximately 06:12 AM officers responded to the intersection of 2nd St. and Lincoln St. in reference to a stabbing. The victim, 34 year old Marlon Cifuentes De Leon, had been assaulted by 27 year old James E. Hooper. During part of the assault on Marlon, James stabbed Marlon in his right arm. Marlon was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin where he underwent surgery. Marlon is in recovery and in stable condition.

James was apprehended in Cassville, Missouri this morning, 10/13/2017 at approximately 10:14 AM. James is currently in custody in the Barry County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

Chief Dagnan
Carthage PD

UPDATE: A Jasper County warrant was issued with a $100,000 cash only bond.