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  • Details of Ivy Bend Homicide

  • Stover man charged in Ivy Bend Homicide
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  • According to officials, on Dec. 4, around 11:10 a.m., the Morgan County Sheriff's Dept. received a 911 call reporting the discovery of two bodies at 34024 Oak Hill Road in Stover, Mo. Officers quickly responded to the scene and discovered the bodies of Mable and Wayne Wells. An autopsy later revealed the victims died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
    On Dec. 3 around 6:28 p.m., the Mo. Hwy. Patrol received a report of a rollover accident involving a red Ford Explorer at Ivy Bend Road at Hillview Road near the scene of the apparent homicide. Troopers responded and found Ronald Blowers was the operator of the wrecked vehicle. Neighbors of Wells reported seeing a sports utility vehicle speeding away from near the homicide scene matching the description of Blower's vehicle.
    Officers attempted to contact Blowers at his residence at 33226 Sunset Road in Stover on Dec. 4. Blowers presented a knife to the officers while in his driveway and began stabbing himself repeatedly in the stomach. He told officers, "I did not mean to do it." He then fled and led officers on a lengthy foot pursuit. During the incident, Blowers refused to drop the knife and continued to stab himself in the stomach and neck. He spontaneously denied killing "those" people to officers. He was then taken into custody and transported to the hospital.
    Blowers was interviewed at the Morgan County Sheriff's Dept on Dec. 6. During the interview, Blowers admitted to being present at the Wells home during the homicide. Blowers admitted to using a pipe, knife and screwdriver to inflict injuries on the victims.
    *All information provided by Missouri State Highway Patrol's Probable Cause Statement
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