(Jan. 3) Just after 10 a.m. West Plains Police Department Officers located Darren L. Break in the 400 block of East 2nd Street from an original call of a suspicious person from Howell County 911.

“Break was taken into custody without incident with probable cause for Domestic Assault 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Felonious Restraint, Armed Criminal Action, and Sodomy,” the department reported.

A 24 hour hold has been issued for Break at the Howell County Detention Center pending the filing of formal charges by the Howell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

(Editor’s note: This is an update to the Dec. 31 story West Plains seek assistance locating fugitive.)

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