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Two shot in Sweet Springs, suspect charged (Update 4 p.m. July 19)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Sweet Springs Police Department responded to a shooting just after 11 p.m. on Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19, Joseph Anthony Silas, 24, was charged with six felony offenses in connection with the incident.

Silas was charged with two counts of unclassified felony armed criminal action, two counts of class A felony first-degree assault and two counts of class A felony discharging a firearm, according to unofficial online court documents.

Bond was set at $100,000 cash only.

"I believe there was some drinking, and it was over a video game," said Sweet Springs Police Chief Dick Downing.

Two people were injured in the incident. One man was transported to I-70 Medical for wounds to the leg and has been released.

A woman suffered more serious injuries and was life-flighted to University Hospital in Columbia, according to Downing.

Silas was taken into custody by Sweet Springs Police after he turned himself in to Concordia police. A Saline County Sheriff's deputy assisted by transporting a witness from Concordia to Sweet Springs.

The investigation continues.

Contact Maggie Menderski at mmenderski@marshallnews.com


Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.


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