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The Carthage Press
  • Sheriff: Gun used to shoot at patrol car recovered

  • Jasper County Sheriff's investigators believe they've recovered the gun they think was used by a suspect to shoot at a Jasper County Sheriff's Deputy's car in western Jasper County late Friday.
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  • Jasper County Sheriff's investigators believe they've recovered the gun they think was used by a suspect to shoot at a Jasper County Sheriff's Deputy's car in western Jasper County late Friday.
    In a written release issued on Monday, Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser said his officers are seeking charges of first degree assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon against Dennis Caleb Goode, 31, Carl Junction.
    Goode was arrested in Branson on Saturday after officers said he fled the scene of the shooting late Friday.
    Goode is being held in the Newton County Jail in Neosho on unrelated felony charges of burglary and resisting arrest by fleeing. No charges had been filed against Goode in Jasper County as of late Monday, according to the online court records system CaseNet.
    The sheriff's office said a deputy was not hurt when the driver of a red pickup he was trying to stop fired one shot and struck his patrol car late Friday night west of Joplin.
    Jasper County Sheriff Capt. Derek Walrod said late Saturday, that Goode was a suspect in the shooting and he was stopped early Saturday in Branson and arrested on Newton County warrants.
    Walrod said Goode was stopped driving a truck that matched the description of the truck involved in Friday night's shooting incident.
    Walrod said the shooting happened at 9:55 a.m. Friday near Junge Road and Central City Road west of Joplin.
    Walrod said the deputy was attempting to catch up to a late-1990s model red Ford F-150 pickup to stop it as it was traveling west on Junge Road near the intersection of Central City Road.
    Walrod said the truck had one white male and one white female inside.
    He said the male driver leaned out the drivers side door as the deputy approached and fired one shot from a handgun that hit the hood and windshield of the patrol car.
    The deputy was not hurt and he backed off when the shot was fired.
    Walrod said the deputy lost sight of the the truck as it fled into Kansas, but he got close enough to see that it had Missouri license plates. He did not get close enough to get the license number.
    Walrod said Jasper County deputies, Joplin Police Officers, Galena Police Officers, Cherokee County Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers searched the area until 2 a.m. Saturday.

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