Suspect charged in shooting of deputy and state trooper following standoff

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

VAN BUREN, MO – A southern Missouri sheriff’s deputy and highway patrol trooper are on the mend after they were shot while serving an eviction notice in Carter County Friday.

The suspect has now been charged with assault and armed criminal action after an 8-hour standoff ended with the arrest of 31-year-old James Cummings.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says bullets hit a trooper and a sheriff’s deputy.

The deputy was shot in the leg and chest, while the trooper was hit in his shoulder and chest.

Both are expected to be okay.

Cummings has been denied bond.

FOX 2 Newsletters

Sign up for a newsletter from FOX 2 to get updates about news and weather. We offer daily headlines, breaking news, severe weather, and forecast emails.


Latest News

More News