Here's an update to a story News Talk KZRG has been following. Newton County authorities have arrested a man and woman in connection with the death of Dennis Meyer. You'll remember Meyer was found in a driveway in rural Diamond last Friday. Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland tells News Talk KZRG who is in custody.
"24-year-old Chelsie Berry of Carl Junction and 26-year-old Jered Prier of Joplin. Both have been arrested and charged in Newton County for abandonment of a corpse."
Copeland also tells News Talk KZRG they received a tip that a photo of Berry with Meyer's corpse was posted on Berry's Facebook page. "He appeared certainly to be deceased in the photograph and she was posing with him."
Copeland adds that Prier and Meyer both belonged to the Joplin Honkies gang. Berry and Prier are both being held in Newton County on $50,000 bond.
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was in Joplin Wednesday morning touring the American Ramp Company to rally support of the Export-Import Bank in Missouri. The Bank supports American jobs by financing foreign sales of U.S. products without any cost to taxpayers. McCaskill tells News Talk KZRG her and fellow Senator Roy Blunt are on the same page.
"Roy Blunt supports the Export-Import