UPDATE: (08/10/17) 7 p.m. – Additional charges have been filed in a murder case out of Clinton, Missouri.
The weapon believed to have been used in the crime was reportedly located in a body of water north of Clinton.
Henry County prosecutor Richard Shields filed a complaint against 35 year old William Grant Noble of Clinton, alleging that he threw a rifle used in the crime, into a creek with intent to conceal it from investigators.
A warrant cites a bond of $25,000.
UPDATE: (08/08/2017) 9:15 p.m.- The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the man accused of killing Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael on Sunday.
Tuesday evening, August 8, 2017, around 6:15 p.m., a trooper checking a tip called in to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, found Ian McCarthy walking on Route U, about a mile south of Bucksaw Marina.
Sgt. Lowe with the Missouri Highway Patrol said that McCarthy gave up without a struggle. McCarthy was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound he received from Officer Michael.
McCarthy was unarmed when he was arrested on charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action. He is currently being held at the Henry County Jail pending future court proceedings.
UPDATE: (08/08/2017) 4:15 p.m.— According to Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe, the lockdown has been lifted. Authorities were unable to locate McCarthy. Lowe indicated the patrol will continue the manhunt until the suspect is apprehended. Again, Chilhowee is no longer under lock-down.
JOHNSON CO., Mo. – Chilhowee is on lock-down Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Johnson County, as authorities blanket the small town looking for a suspected cop-killer.
Unofficial sources are reporting a few residents believed they saw Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton, Mo. He is currently charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action in the shooting death of Clinton Police Officer Gary Micheal, 37, Sunday night.
The owner of the Corner Store posted on Facebook earlier today:
“ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS AND PATRONS UNDER ORDERS FROM THE JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE THE STORE IS ON LOCK DOWN AND CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!”
KMZU News has left a message and request for official comment on the operation. We will bring you more details as they become available.