Domestic violence case against Cape attorney will move forward

Published: Mar. 3, 2010 at 9:29 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2010 at 10:18 PM CST
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By Heartland News

JACKSON, Mo. (KFVS) - The case against a Cape Girardeau attorney accused of pointing a gun to his fiance's head and pulling the trigger will move forward.

According to court documents, a judge on Wednesday ruled prosecutors found "probable cause" Scott Reynolds is guilty of domestic violence and that "the defendant was the offending party."

The judge also reduced Reynolds' bond to $125,000 cash only.  It was previously set at $200,000 cash only.

Reynolds, 47, faces several charges including domestic assault, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child.  Prosecutors say Reynolds pointed the gun to his fiance's head and pulled the trigger five times during an argument last month.  His fiance claims the gun was not loaded because she had removed the bullets the previous day.

Reynolds' fiance says the incident occurred in front of her six-year-old child.

According to police, Reynolds refused to put up his hands when they arrived.  Officers also contend Reynolds refused to get on the ground and shouted that he was "Scott Reynolds, the attorney.  I've been practicing law for 20 (expletive) years."

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