$200000 bond, 1st degree assault, armed criminal action, arraignment, “gun blazing”, “stick-up kid”, bandana, Bryce Crowley, burglary, circuit court, Dakota Bland, gun, Howell County Jail, Howell County MO, James Blair, Judge David Paul Evans, Judge Truman Wiles, link, Nov. 2, phone conversation, preliminary hearing, Probable Cause, public defender, red hoodie, Rick Blair, shooting, unlawful use of weapon, West Plains MO
Altogether, Dakota Bland was charged with six counts, including unlawful use of a weapon and first degree burglary.
Judge Truman Wiles presided over the preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Bland will appear in Division 1 Circuit Court before Judge David Paul Evans for arraignment on Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.
He is accused of shooting into a West Plains home and wounding two men in the house. James and Rick Blair were both injured in the attack.
The man who shot at the Blairs was identified as wearing a red hoodie with a bandana over his face. A witness said Bland leaned in through the window on a couch and fired his gun.
Bland was recorded by detention center authorities in a phone conversation with an inmate in which he discussed the shooting. He said he was the “stick-up kid”. Bland also said he went at the house with his “gun blazing.”Police found the hoodie and bandanas at the place Bland had been living.
Bland is being held on $200,000 bond in the Howell County Jail. He is represented by public defender Bryce Crowley of West Plains.
To view the 3-page amended probable cause statement for this case, click Probable Cause Amended – Dakota Bland.