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Gentry County Charges Allege Lathrop Man Fired at Hunter

A Lathrop man is charged in Gentry County on allegations stemming from late April.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that an officer responded to a report of a threat made in Gentry County on April 25th. Upon arrival, the officer says the reporting party claimed he was trespassing on a piece of property while turkey hunting when he was contacted by 35-year old David Mitchell Clay of Lathrop.

The reporting party says Clay began kicking his personal belongings and screaming at him for being on the property. As he was trying the leave, the reporting party says Clay grabbed his shotgun and fired it, stating that the next round would be at the trespasser. Clay is alleged to have left with the reporting party’s shotgun.

Clay is charged with felony stealing and unlawful use of a weapon. He is scheduled to appear in court on summons on June 9th.

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