ambulance, armed criminal action, arrest, Baron Road, child custody dispute, city employee, Division of Drug and Crime Control, first degree assault, free on bond, Jeremy W. Grable, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Poplar Bluff MO, Poplar Bluff Police, Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff street superintendent, Sheila Hunt, shooting, surety bond
Missouri State Highway Patrol have said that Poplar Bluff Police responded to a call from 2225 Baron Road, where a child custody dispute was reportedly in progress; a few minutes later police were called to respond to a shooting.
Police said they were called by 37-year-old Jeremy W. Grable, who lives at the Baron Road address and who told police he had shot a subject in the chest and needed an ambulance.
When they arrived police found 34-year-old Sheila D. Hunt of 235 Rivet Lane in Poplar Bluff on the scene shot in the upper torso. Hunt was transported to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, where she remains in stable condition.
The incident is under investigation by the Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.
Grable was arrested and charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action.
Grable is free on a $50,000 surety bond.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol was called into the case by Poplar Bluff Police.
Grable is listed on the City of Poplar Bluff web site as Street Superintendent. Since the incident he reportedly has been suspended.
Update: Initially the case was reassigned to Judge Paul McGhee. The defense filed a motion for change of judge on Feb 6. On Feb. 11 the case was reassigned to Judge Thomas D. Swindle. Case review now is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 2.