An Eagle Rock man was arrested last Wednesday by Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly after the suspect allegedly fired shots into a trailer house behind Mitchell Plaza on Highway 86.
According to a press release issued by the Barry Couty Sheriff's Department, Timothy W. Kendrick, 48, was charged with first degree assault and with discharging or shooting a firearm at a person, motor vehicle or habitable structure.
At the time of the shooting, which occurred at 9 p.m. on Dec. 13, three people were inside the trailer. Kendrick allegedly pulled into the drive, got out of his vehicle and fired three rounds into the trailer with a 30/30 rifle. The shots, according to Epperly, came close to hitting the people inside the residence.
After firing his rifle, Kendrick fled to Springfield. Epperly was able to contact the suspect by phone, and Kendrick agreed to turn himself in at his residence at Elmo's Subdivision.
While Detectives Doug Henry and Angela Cole waited within eyesight of the trailer, Epperly was able to apprehend Kendrick outside of the trailer without incident. A 30/30 rifle was also recovered at the residence.
The Barry County Sheriff's Department was assisted on the initial 911 call by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
On Dec. 16, Kendrick was arraigned in Barry County Circuit Court. He pleaded not guilty to both charges. Kendrick is currently being held in Barry County Jail in lieu of a $35,000 bond.