Man grazed by gunshot in Eagle Rock

Friday, September 6, 2019

41-year-old facing 5 felonies following altercation

An Eagle Rock man is facing five felonies after allegedly firing a gun at two people in a vehicle, grazing the arm of one victim and causing a large laceration.

Mark Crosby, 41, of Eagle Rock, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Kayla Strahley, deputy with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, at about 9:25 p.m. on Sept. 4, authorities were dispatched to the area of 28815 Hwy. 86 in Eagle Rock for a call from a person living near the U.S. Post Office claiming to have heard multiple gunshots in the vicinity and saw two vehicles take off out of the parking lot.

While en route, dispatch received another call from a victim stating he had been shot and was at the Roaring River Baptist Church north of the altercation area.

The victims said they were parked in the Post Office lot when Crosby allegedly pulled up to the lot and initiated an altercation. The victim who was shot said as the altercation grew in intensity, he allegedly heard Crosby say to a passenger in his vehicle, “Grab me the gun.”

The victim said he then shifted into drive and began to exit the parking lot when he heard what he described as a large “pop” and realized there were multiple gunshots going off toward his vehicle as he was driving away.

Strahley said she noticed a large laceration on the victim’s arm, which the victim said he believed was from a bullet grazing him. She said in the statement that Crosby allegedly fired four shots from a .40-caliber Glock 23 at the vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot northbound on Highway 86.

Crosby is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $100,000. He has been arraigned, and a bond appearance hearing is set for today (Wednesday) at 8:30 a.m.

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