Clinton man accused of shooting at law enforcement during standoff late Saturday night

| July 17, 2018
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HENRY COUNTY, Mo.-  A Clinton, Mo., man is in custody and has been formally charged in Henry County Circuit Court following a potentially deadly standoff in the city limits of Clinton on the night of Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Court records indicate Rick L. McCartney, 46, is charged with three counts of felony first-degree assault or attempt-serious physical injury or special victim and three counts of felony armed criminal action.

According to a filed probable cause statement, officers with the Clinton Police Department responded to a disturbance at a residence in Clinton around 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 14. Upon arrival, officers determined McCartney was inside the residence with weapons destroying things. McCartney was asked to exit the residence but allegedly yelled profanities at law enforcement before a perimeter was set up for safety.

Officers then attempted to converse with McCartney via loud speaker or cell phone before law enforcement observed McCartney shoot out the front window. A sergeant on scene further observed while speaking to McCartney by cellphone another fired round from the residence which struck the sidewalk in the direction of a patrol vehicle. A third shot was reported after more profanities and threats were directed to law enforcement on scene by McCartney while refusing to exit the residence.

McCartney later exited the residence unarmed and a struggle ensued attempting to gain control and handcuff him. A detective on scene was able to later process the house and weapons recovered include a black Savage Model 64 rifle with no rounds in the chamber but having a magazine with six live rounds inserted, an H&R Model 929 .22 caliber 9 shot revolver with nine rounds and an Armi .25 caliber semi-automatic firearm unloaded with magazine inserted. Federal and Remmington .22 caliber ammunition was located near the weapons and nine Federal shell casings that were dropped throughout the residence. The probable cause statement also indicates damage to front door and window where the shots originated from were observed. Bullet holes were observed at an interior door to the garage, a south side basement window and in the ceiling of the east side bedroom.

A bond was set yesterday, July 16, at $500,000 cash or surety and future court dates have not yet been set.

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