Missouri Deputy and Suspect Injured in Gunfire Exchange
A Missouri sheriff's deputy and a suspect were both injured after an exchange of gunfire Friday morning in Mississippi County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a drug-related search warrant was served at a residence in Wyatt, Mo. around 9 a.m. A 36-year-old suspect reportedly began shooting as deputies entered the residence, and one deputy was struck. Officers returned fire and injured the suspect. The Patrol says the deputy is in stable condition.
Johnathan Lee Jones, 36, of Wyatt, Missouri, was charged with assault first degree, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Jones is recovering in a local hospital following surgery due to injuries he received after being shot. The Patrol says Jones is in critical, but stable condition.
Another suspect, Jessica N. Lannom, 29, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance. Lannom is being held at the Mississippi County Jail without bond.