HENRY COUNTY, Mo. – The man accused in the shooting death of Officer Gary Michael in Clinton, will have a new judge and may not be tried in Henry County.

(Missouri State Highway Patrol)

After motions for change of venue and judge were filed Thursday for Ian McCarthy, 39, Judge James K. Journey signed an order granting the change of judge. Once a new judge is assigned to the case, there will be a hearing on the motion for a change of venue.

McCarthy is charged with Murder in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.