***EXCLUSIVE LIVE!***BREAKING>>>JPD SWAT ASSISTING NEWTON CO SHERIFF: WANTED MAN• UPDATE: Brandon Funkhouser, 36, seen on video taken into custody
(64804) — About 5 blocks East of 32nd and Main Joplin News First tipsters told us they saw heavy police and SWAT presence. One message read, "something is about to go down".
Joplin Police Department confirm that Newton County Sheriff's Officerequested assistance from city of Joplin SWAT.
Thanks to the dozens of tips we received - text, FB, Messenger & calls. Our initial tip came from longtime friend James. Thanks James! Today he is Joplin News First.
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"Brandon Funkhouser a 36 year old black male was arrested in Joplin on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and 1st Degree Kidnapping." - Newton County Sheriff's Office