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Jackson, Mo., man fatally shot in incident with Missouri State Trooper off U.S. Hwy. 177 near Fruitland; funeral May 3
Fruitland, Mo. — A 48-year-old Jackson, Mo., man was killed Friday in a officer shooting incident off U.S. Highway 177 and a private drive. Shot was Jeffrey Darrell Hobbs.
The Missouri State Division of Drug and Crime Control is currently conducting an investigation into the incident. Missouri State Police Public Information Officer Clark Parrott said the shooting occurred Friday at about 6:25 p.m.
The trooper managed to shut off the car, but the driver restarted it.
The trooper said he warned him he would shoot him if he didn’t shut off the car. He did not. The trooper fired two rounds into him, fatally wounding the driver.
To view the obituary for Jeffrey D. Hobbs, click HERE. Funeral will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in Cape Girardeau.
40-year-old Pocahontas man sentenced to 36 months prison for whipping minor child with a belt
Third District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce said Jeromy Allyn Geelhoed was found guilty after a two-day trial by a jury made up of six men and six women. The jury took two hours to reach a verdict.
A minor child testified in the case against Geelhoed.
Working on the case were Boyce and Deputy Prosecuting attorneys Ryan Cooper and Ryan Wallace.
Commonsense Property Rights Coalition meeting Monday, May 2
On the agenda is an appearance by campaign director for Peter Kinder, who is a Republican running for governor. He will discuss Kinder’s stance on property rights, second amendment rights, constitutional rights and other issues.
Also on the agenda will be appearance by Kevin Jotz, a candidate for Oregon County sheriff.
For more info, call (417) 264-2435.