It is believed the shooting was part of a landlord-tenant dispute.
In what appears to be a small crime wave, a second non-fatal shooting in the Eldon area is being reported. The shootings occurred within hours of each other, but are unrelated.
A press release from the Miller County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon relayed information on a shooting involving two women that occurred on August 5, 2018 around 7:20 p.m. at 315 VFW Road. The shooting reported by the Eldon Police Department Monday involved two men and occurred on Mill Street approximately seven hours after the first, around 2:30 a.m. August 6.
In both cases, the victims were shot in the leg.
Shane Brown of Eldon was arrested by Eldon Police in the Monday morning shooting after a search overnight as previously reported. He was apprehended at Jiffy Stop and has since been charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action and two counts of felony drug possession as a prior and persistent offender.
In the latest shooting to be reported, but that occurred Sunday evening, Kathryn Neu, 60, of Marthasville, Missouri has been arrested and is charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action and felony resisting arrest. According to the press release, it is believed the shooting was part of a landlord-tenant dispute.
Miller County deputies investigated this incident after being dispatched to the Eldon area address at 7:23 p.m. August 5, according to the probable cause statement filed against Neu.
A victim was located with a gunshot wound to her left leg, the press release stated. She was flown by the Staff for Life helicopter to University Hospital for treatment.
One of the deputies arrived on scene around 7:32 p.m. to find multiple witnesses yelling and pointing at a white trailer identified as 315 VFW Road.
According to the probable cause statement, the deputy found Neu at the entrance to her covered porch and asked her if she was the “defendant” in question and she said yes.
The woman had been on her cell phone and claimed to have been on the phone with the FBI and then on the phone with her sister for the last hour. Looking at her phone display in plain view, the deputy reported the last call showed up as only 8 minutes and 49 seconds.
After being advised that she had been identified as the person who had shot another female, the deputy stated that he advised Neu that she was being detained as the investigation continued.
According to the court document, she pulled away from the deputy as he grasped her right wrist. Advising her top stop resisting, the deputy reported that she did not obey his command and he had to physically restrain her approximately one minute before placing two handcuffs on her.
Escorting her out of the residence, a state trooper arrived to provide assistance. Neu was reportedly Mirandized around 7:40 p.m. and stated she did not shoot anyone and did not answer any other questions.
A detective spoke to the victim at University Hospital. The victim positively identified Neu as the person who shot her, the court document states.
Witnesses allegedly told investigators that Neu walked from her trailer to the left side of a makeshift shower and shot the victim in the leg one time with a .22 rifle. A witness then reportedly tackled Neu and took the gun away from her.
Neu was taken to the Miller County jail where she is currently being held in lieu of a $200,000 bond.
There was also a shooting July 23, 2018 closer to Lake Ozark but still in Miller County in which a resident shot a hatchet-wielding intruder. The alleged intruder received a non-life-threatening wound to the arm and was treated. It was determined that the subject had entered the residence at 116 Old Bagnell Road unlawfully.