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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Clinton man charged with pointing gun at law enforcement officer

Danny Lee Jones
Danny Lee Jones, 35, Clinton, who was shot by a Clinton Police Officer on the night of Friday, May 26, has been released from Research Hospital.

Captain Sonny Lynch said on Tuesday afternoon that Danny Lee Jones is now incarcerated in the Henry County Detention Center with a bond of $75,000. 

He has been formally charged with 1st Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Armed Criminal Action after a warrant was issued by Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields through the Henry County Associate Circuit Court.

Mr. Jones was on a second floor balcony at an apartment building in the 200 block of West Green Street when he pointed a 9mm handgun, which later turned out to be unloaded, at the Officer. 

The Officer fired three times, striking Jones in the leg. Jones had apparently attempted to enter the apartment of a resident there who did not know him, added Captain Lynch.

The investigation continues into this incident by the Division of Drug and Crime Control of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Clinton Officer who fired the shots remains on paid administrative leave.

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