Southern Ill. man charged; accused of assaulting Cape Girardeau woman, shooting at her dog

A southern Illinois man has been formally charged after he allegedly assaulted a Cape Girardeau woman and shot at her dog.
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 9:26 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 10:29 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A southern Illinois man is accused of assaulting a woman and shooting at her dog.

Brandon T. Jeffers, of Tamms, Ill., was charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

His cash-only bond was set at $100,000.

Cape Girardeau police were called to the 400 block of South Sprigg Street at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31.

The ShotSpotter system notified officers of shots fired.

Cape Girardeau Police Cpl. Ryan Droege said when officers arrived they found a woman had been physically assaulted.

The woman did not require medical attention.

The victim told officers that the suspect pushed his way into her home and she was able to get him out, but he fired a gun at her dog in the front yard.

Police say the suspect missed the dog and it was not hurt.

Cpl. Droege said officers found Jeffers at a convenience store in the 2000 block of Themis Street where he was taken into custody.

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