Man charged with 6 felonies for shooting

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Suspect allegedly shot men confronting him about talking to juvenile females

A Cassville man is facing six felony charges after allegedly shooting and injuring two men Sunday night in the 14000 area of Farm Road 2200, also known as Horner Road.

Ronnie Adkins, 63, of Cassville, is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Det. Doug Henry, with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a shooting at about 8 p.m. on Sunday.

It was reported that two juvenile females were approached by Adkins in a Chevrolet Blazer. One of the juveniles told two men at the residence, Kyle Glenn and Jimmy Taylor, that Adkins made them feel uncomfortable with how he was talking to them.

Glenn and Taylor then allegedly walked east on Farm Road 2200 to where Adkins was parked and confronted him about the way he was talking to the juveniles, and that is when Adkins allegedly shot Glenn and Taylor in the roadway.

The juveniles reported Adkins then drove west on Farm Road 2200 and turned north on Farm Road 1045.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Glenn and Taylor transported themselves to Mercy Cassville Hospital for medical attention. Both had suffered non-life threatening injuries, as one man was shot in the arm and the other in the leg. The probable cause statement said Glenn was then flown to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark., where he was interviewed by Benton County Det. Dana Winn.

During the interview, Glenn said Adkins lived around the corner from his house and gave specific directions to Adkins’ residence.

Upon arrival deputies allegedly located a black Chevrolet Blazer with a pistol and ammunition in the front seat.

During the early morning hours on Monday, Adkins was located and taken into custody in a field south of his residence. During a search of the home, deputies allegedly found Adkins had been packing a suitcase and had body armor laid out on the couch in the living room of his home in the 19000 area of Farm Road 1145.

“Adkins poses a danger to the community due to his actions this evening by shooting Jimmy Taylor and Kyle Glenn, who lives within a close proximity to Ronnie,” Henry said in the probable cause statement. “I was also advised by one of the juvenile victims that she felt as if Ronnie was firing shots at them, as well, while she and the other juvenile victim were running from the scene.”

Adkins is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $200,000. He initial appearance was Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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