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New charge filed against man accused of shooting Randolph County deputy

Jason D. Garner
Boone County Jail
Jason D. Garner


The Randolph County Prosecutor's Office has filed a new charge against a Moberly man accused of shooting a deputy.

Prosecutors charged Jason D. Garner, 42, on Wednesday with a felony count of first-degree domestic assault that resulted in serious physical injury. Garner is accused of attacking a woman at a home in the 600 block of Adams Street in Moberly early on the morning of March 27.

Police said officers found the victim and Garner in a room on the second floor of the home. Garner was able to grab a Randolph County deputy's gun and shot another deputy in the leg while he was taken into custody, according to court documents.

The injured deputy had surgery and is expected to recover.

Witnesses told investigators Garner attacked the woman the same night, before the deputy's shooting, after he accused her of hiding his car keys after a night of drinking, according to court documents. Garner reportedly put out a lit cigarette on the woman's face and punched her.

Police said Garner tried to kick the woman and threatened to kill her when officers escorted her out of the room.

Garner is also charged in Randolph County with felony counts of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the deputy's shooting.

He remains jailed without bond and is represented by public defender David Kirshner,

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Zachary Farwell

Zachary Farwell is the assignment editor and former senior producer at ABC 17 News.


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