Restaurant meth case moved to Butler County

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A Cape Girardeau man accused of cooking methamphetamine at a restaurant has won a change of venue.

The Southeast Missourian reported on its Web site Tuesday that the case of 27-year-old Dennie Bratcher will be heard in Butler County. He is charged with second-degree burglary and attempt to manufacture a controlled substance.

The change of venue was approved Tuesday.

Bratcher's attorney Ted Liszewski said he also has filed a request for additional discovery. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jack Koester agreed to both motions.

Bratcher, a former shift manager for Sonic, was arrested last month for allegedly cooking meth at the restaurant.

Bratcher has one prior conviction in 2000 for burglary in New Madrid County.

Information from: Southeast Missourian,

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