Pictured: Tracy Johnson, a white male, age 58 from Sullivan, Mo. was arrested after allegedly firing two rounds from a handgun at his wife.
GERALD, Mo. - Sunday evening at approximately 9:38 PM, Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 8000 Block of Red Oak Road, approximately five miles south of Gerald, Mo in reference to a possible suicide.
In a statement released by Sheriff Gary Toelke he says that after arriving on scene, deputies made contact with a female who stated she was concerned that her husband may have shot himself following an argument which became physical.
The female also told deputies that her husband pointed a 22 caliber handgun and fired a shot at her but missed. She stated that her husband then shot at her again this time towards her legs but once again missed.
The female proceeded to tell deputies that her husband state he was going to shoot her and himself at which time she fled to the neighbors to call law enforcement. While running to the neighbor she heard another shot. This led her to believe he had possibly shot himself.
However after deputies responded to the residence they were unable to locate to the subject. Deputies then provided a description of the subject and vehicle, which was then broadcasted to all local law enforcement agencies.
Less than an hour after deputies responded, Sullivan Police reported that they located the vehicle at a motel in Sullivan, Mo at approximately 10:30 PM
Franklin County Deputies and officers with the Sullivan Police Department made contact with the subject at the motel who surrendered without incident.
The subject stated that he and his wife did have an argument but denied any weapons were involved. He stated that he had fired a weapon during the day but it was at a mole in the yard. A 22 cal, handgun was located inside the residence by deputies.
Tracy Johnson, a white male, age 58 from Sullivan has been charged for assault second and domestic violence. His bond has been set at $50,000.00.