Bloomfield man charged with second degree murder in shooting death

Published: Dec. 30, 2021 at 9:26 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2021 at 6:51 PM CST
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STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The investigation into the shooting death of a woman leads to the arrest of a Bloomfield man.

John Clary, 39, was charged with second degree murder, felony murder, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.

Clary is accused of shooting and killing Misty Reynolds at his home on County Road 503 near Bloomfield.

According to court documents, Clary called 911 at 4:01 a.m. for help and a woman could be heard screaming in the background.

When a Stoddard County Sheriff’s deputy arrived, he found 38-year-old Misty Reynolds on the front porch bleeding from a gunshot wound in the left upper chest of her body.

She was rushed to a hospital and died from her injuries shortly after 5:30 a.m.

Investigators say Clary gave several different stories about what happened, all of them involved a struggle over a gun and a fight with Reynolds.

Court documents state that Clary admitted to investigators he had used methamphetamine before the fight and to moving Reynolds from the bedroom to the front porch after she had been shot.

Clary was arrested and booked into the Stoddard County Jail.

The investigation involved the Stoddard County Major Case Squad, Stoddard County Sheriff’s Office, members of Division of Drug and Crime Control with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Dexter Police Department.

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