Man charged for throwing rifle into water used in deadly shooting

  • Man charged for throwing rifle into water used in deadly shooting

Man charged for throwing rifle into water used in deadly shooting

Troopers say that rifle was found in a creek about two miles north of Clinton.

Thirty-nine-year-old Ian McCarthy is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Clinton police Officer Gary Michael. Its not known how McCarthy traveled on foot 13 miles after being shot by Officer Michael during the incident Sunday night.

All U.S. and Missouri flags at government buildings across the state will be flown half-staff beginning Saturday in honor of fallen Clinton police officer Gary Michael.

A probable cause statement says Noble told a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer that he bought the rifle at McCarthy's request.

The affidavit did not say why officers wanted to talk to him, but they told him they wanted to see guns he owned.

The Court has issued a warrant with a bond of $25,000 cash only. "I asked him why he was fake crying and he said he had sold the firearm to McCarthy".

Lowe said that the relationship between McCarthy and Noble was unclear. He was arrested late Tuesday after a two-day manhunt.

Shields claims Noble knew the weapon had been used in the crime.

"Noble stared at me for about a minute, blankly looking straight through me", the trooper wrote.

Noble then said that on August 7, he came home around 2 a.m. from Lee's Summit, walked into his house, and saw the rifle leaning against the inside doorway.

"Noble said he panicked, told his wife he needed to take out the trash, took the gun and drove north of town", according to the affidavit. He then went with officers to the intersection of NW 300th Road and NW 131st Road.