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Moberly man found guilty of federal gun charge

Stephen Thorp
Stephen Thorp


A Moberly man who was in a nearly day-long standoff with law enforcement in Moberly in 2022 was convicted Wednesday of a federal gun charge, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Stephen Thorp, 62, was found guilty by a jury for being a felon in possession of a gun, the release says.

The release says that US Marshals were trying to arrest Thorp on a warrant for resisting arrest in Callaway County. He was convicted of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in Marion County, but was out on parole.

A standoff occurred at Thorp’s home in Moberly on April 11, 2022, according to the release and previous reporting. Two people had left the home and told law enforcement that Thorp was still inside, the release says. Thorp allegedly ignored commands to come out of the house and fired shots after a drone went inside the home, the statement and previous reporting say.

Law enforcement used about 14 canisters of tear gas in order to get him out of the house, previous reporting states.

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