Gunshot victim in Jopin hospital

Posted October 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm

On Sept. 14, officers of the El Dorado Springs Police Department and deputies from the Cedar County Sheriff’s office responded to the 400 block of West Martin Street concerning a reported assault and careless and imprudent Driving. During this time, officers and deputies responded to Cedar County Memorial Hospital for a reported gunshot wound.

These investigations resulted in the arrest of Anthony R. Penington II, 25, El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of first degree assault, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The white male victim (age 18) was flown to Mercy Hospital in Joplin for treatment

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