Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte releases the following information pertaining to a recent arrest made by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office.
On November 21, 2012 Pike County Prosecutor Mark Fisher filed two counts of unlawful use of a weapon against Leroy “Roger” Shinn, age 54, of Pike 132 in rural Bowling Green.
On November 20, 2012 at 4:05 p.m. the Pike County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a Fed Ex driver who had been in an accident with a white SUV on Pike 132. There was the driver and a second employee in the Fed EX delivery truck. The SUV did not stop after striking the delivery truck. The driver of the delivery truck followed the SUV to a residence on Pike 132. Once there, a man they recognized as the driver came out of the house and pointed a shotgun at the Fed Ex employees and ordered them off his property. The Fed Ex employees left the residence, drove about a mile from house and called 911.
At approximately 4:41 p.m. Sheriff Korte, a Deputy Sheriff and a Missouri State Trooper went to the house after speaking to the Fed Ex employees. All three Officers were in their respective agencies uniforms and went to the house in fully marked patrol vehicles. Sheriff Korte approached the house directly while the two other officers took up positions to one side. While at a position approximately 50 feet from the front door Sheriff Korte announced a loud voice that he was the Sheriff and for Shinn to come and speak with him. Shinn could be seen walking around the house on the phone thru a window. Shinn came to the front door and let a dog out and said he would be right back.
Shinn promptly came back out of the house with a pistol drown aiming it directly at Sheriff Korte. Sheriff Korte was able to take cover behind a large tree in the front yard. After an approximate five minute standoff Shinn placed the gun on the ground and took a couple of steps away from the gun. Shinn would not comply with any other directions from Officers and pepper spray was used to gain compliance. Shinn was then taken in to custody and transported to Pike County Hospital to be decontaminated from the pepper spray and to receive a fit for confinement report.
Judge David Ash set bond at $5,000 10 percent cash or surety. Shinn posted $500 cash shortly after the warrant was delivered to the Sheriff’s office. The Highway Patrol is still investigating the vehicle crash and further charges may be filed.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.