Category: police arrests

Jasper County Police Officer Shot

This is a developing story will update when more information is released:

Thursday afternoon while investigating a stolen vehicle at 5206 Gerbitz Rd. A Jasper County Police Officer was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital. S.W.A.T is on scene. The police have several procedures that are going through at this moment to ensure safety of everyone in the area.

MoDOT Emergency Response vehicle blocking Travis Acers Rd.

Description of subject- Bald white male and has tattoos.

All local media is set up Cavary Chapel parking lot will bring updates from police as it is released.

Heavy police presence in the area.

Missouri Highway Patrol

Multiple Jasper County Sheriff’s

Mets Emergency vehicles

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UPDATE –

Mugshot of Kenneth Ashburn FEB 2019

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office released the preliminary autopsy on Kenneth T. Ashburn, the suspect in the officer involved shooting in Jasper County on September 12th

An autopsy was conducted. The preliminary autopsy suggest Ashburn died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. The investigation into this incident by the Missouri State Highway Patrol is ongoing .

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Mutliple Vehicle Collision Rangeline Road Monday Evening

9-9-2019

Multiple vehicles were involved in a collision at 4037 S Rangeline Road Monday evening in Joplin, Missouri near I-44 at the East and West ramp.

Joplin Police Department along with Joplin Fire Department responded to the mutliple collisions.

A female was taken into custody a short time after at the crash scene.

Will update when more information is released

(Remember all persons are innocent until proven guilty.)

Photo credit: Jeremy Scherle

 

 

 

Suspect killed in late night shooting involving Joplin officer

A man is dead after he was shot by Joplin Police in the Roanoke neighborhood late Tuesday night. Police first shot the suspect with a taser, but it was ineffective. During the confrontation the officer fired their gun. That suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Update – The suspect that was shot and killed by a Joplin Police officer has been identified as 31-year-old David Ingle of Joplin. Joplin police received multiple calls that Ingle was yelling, screaming, and appeared to be on drugs.

Ingle was able to resist multiple taser deployments, and shot while charging one of the officers on scene.

Both officers were wearing body worn cameras.

 

 

Official Press Release:

Officer Involved Shooting

Media Contact: Captain Nick Jimenez

417-623-3131 ext 676

On August 13, 2019 at approximately 2120 hours Joplin Police Officers were dispatched to 901 W. Kensington Rd in reference to a suspicious person. The subject they encountered was combative with officers. Taser’s were deployed and were ineffective. The suspect continued to be combative with officers. During the confrontation a Joplin Police Officer fired their duty weapon striking the suspect. Fire and EMS were immediately dispatched to the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been requested to investigate the officer involved shooting. Identification of the suspect will be released when proper notifications have been made. More information will be released as it becomes available. As per department policy the officers involved will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Late Night Shooting In Joplin

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Late this evening in Joplin, Missouri a shooting occured by Junge Stadium near S Conner Street. Jason Kinney a local neighbor sent us in this video footage taken around 11:34 p.m. This was filmed just a few houses away. Multiple Joplin Police Officers were dispatched along with emergency personnel. One person was reported shot at, and the suspect took off on foot.

Witness heard loud arguing then someone yelling “I’m f****** shot” several times. The witness only heard one shot fired.

 UPDATE-

Press Release

Shooting Investigation

Media Contact: Captain Nick Jimenez

417-623-3131 ext 676

On August 5th, 2019 at approximately 11:19 P.M. Officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to 1214 S. Connor Ave Joplin, MO about a disturbance with a weapon involved. A caller reported that a male was pointing a gun at him. While on the phone with emergency dispatchers he reported that the suspect was in a SUV type of vehicle with Arkansas plate. The caller then reported he’d been shot then disconnected from the line.

Officers responded and contacted victim identified as Mark Kiefer, 38 of Joplin, MO with a gunshot wound to his arm. As officers on scene were assisting the victim, another officer located the suspect vehicle in the area 4013 S. HWY 43. The officer attempted to stop the suspect vehicle and it fled leading officers on a pursuit. During the pursuit the suspect discarded two pistols from the vehicle as he fled. The suspect identified as Paul Phillips age 31 of Joplin, MO was taken into custody with the assistance of Galena, KS Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim identified as Mark Kiefer age 38 of Joplin, MO was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Kiefer was later transported to a Springfield, MO hospital for further treatment. Kiefer is currently in stable medical condition. Paul Phillips has been arrested for 1st Degree Assault, Armed Criminal Action, Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Felony Resisting Arrest. Charges have been submitted to both the Jasper County Prosecutors Office and the Newton County Prosecutors Office. The Joplin Police Department would like to thank the Galena, KS Police Department and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this.

This is a developing story more information as it becomes available.

Missouri woman charged leaving child in car

Springfield, Mo- Sunday night officials responded to a call to check the well being of a child at a Springfield truck stop. A 2-year-old was found in a vehicle sweating profusely and was removed by local law enforcement.

The mother was located in the store and taken into custody, the 2-year-old was examined by medical professionals and released to Missouri children division.