SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A man has been charged after firing a gun at a state trooper on Sunday, June 2 near Sikeston, Mo. on US 60.
According to Sgt. Clark Parrott with Missouri Highway Patrol, it happened on Hwy. 60 in the westbound lanes, near the intersection of 60/61.
Units from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Sikeston DPS were on the scene.
Sgt. Parrott said, according to a preliminary investigation, a state trooper stopped to help a stranded motorist identified as Larry Maddox, 49, of Sikeston, Mo. As the trooper approached, Maddox opened fire.
The trooper fire and was not injured.
Maddox was hit and he was taken to an area hospital, then to another hospital.
Maddox was charged with:
· Two counts of Assault in the 1st Degree, special victim (law enforcement officer)
· Four counts of Armed Criminal Action
· Two counts of Unlawful use of a Weapon
· One count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
Maddox’s bond was set at $250,000. He remains in a local hospital.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control is investigating.