Missouri man charged with shooting detective in standoff

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POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – A southeast Missouri man has been charged with shooting a detective who was among officers attempting to arrest him.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 28-year-old James Johnson is being held on a $1 million cash bond following a standoff with the U.S. Marshals Service and Poplar Bluff police at an apartment last week. Johnson was charged Thursday with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and resisting arrest.

Johnson’s attorney, Kelly Wenell, didn’t immediately return a phone message Tuesday from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Officers say Johnson began shooting after they entered the apartment to arrest him on a federal warrant for violating his supervised release. Johnson is accused of attempting to cause serious physical injury to Poplar Bluff detective Corey Mitchell by shooting him in the arm.

Johnson barricaded himself inside the apartment before surrendering.
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Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com

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