The Highway Patrol is looking to the public’s help to locate one of their most wanted. Reports indicate, Timothy Coombs, 55, is wanted for first degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Coombs is a suspect in the shooting of a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper. The report states the officer was shot while his 12-year-old daughter was standing near him. Warrants have been issued for Coombs’ arrest in the fatal assault. Police say Coombs has worked as a tree planter, paramedic and a volunteer firefighter. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information about Coombs or where he may be, you should contact law enforcement immediately.
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Report from Missouri State Highway Patrol
TIMOTHY COOMBS, commonly known as JAMES WILSON or Cal Liberty, is wanted for First Degree Assault, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution. He is a suspect in the shooting of a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper, who was shot, sniper-style, through the kitchen window of his home. The Trooper’s 12-year old daughter was standing near him when he was shot. A 762×39 caliber rifle was used in the assault. Warrants have been issued for Coombs’ arrest in this assault. He may be armed with two pistols, one in the center of his back and one in a holster on his ankle. Coombs has worked as a tree planter for private contractors in National Forest areas. He has also worked as a paramedic and volunteer firefighter. Coombs talks freely about his Christian Identity beliefs, and proudly identifies himself as an Ambassador for the “Kingdom of Yahweh Ministries.” The F.B.I. has offered a $100,000.00 reward in this case for information leading to Coomb’s arrest. The person providing this information may remain anonymous. Any department having information as to the whereabouts of TIMOTHY COOMBS, AKA/James Wilson, is asked to contact Sgt. Curt Wirths, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop F DDCC, Jefferson City, MO (573) 751-1000 or Missouri State Highway Patrol, Division of Drug and Crime Control-OCAT Unit, Jefferson City, MO (573) 526-6122.