MULBERRY — A Pittsburg man is being held without bond after a weekend incident that ended with a jailer with a broken nose and an investigation across state lines.
According to a release from the Barton County, Missouri, Sheriff's Department, BCSO received a 911 call at approximately 9:28 p.m. from an individual in Burgess, Missouri who said an individual they did not know had entered their home. It was reported that the individual had assaulted one person in the home and a second individual in the home had been shot by the subject. It was reported that the subject then had fled from the home.
Deputies from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper and Liberal Police Chief John Simpson responded to the area.
Simpson arrived first at the intersection of Stateline Road and NW 35th road, where he was confronted by Shawn Allen Hoag, 30, of Pittsburg, who was reported to be combative and bleeding from injuries he had sustained earlier. Simpson attempted to arrest Hoag, who allegedly resisted arrest and began to fight Simpson.
Simpson fought with the subject for a lengthy period of time until backup could arrive. Four Crawford County deputies arrived on scene and assisted in the fight and were able to subdue Hoag. When the fight ended Hoag, Simpson and the Crawford County deputies were actually in Kansas. CCSO deputies then took Hoag to the Crawford County Jail.
Deputies from Barton County went to two separate homes in Burgess which Hoag had allegedly entered. A 60 year-old female was found at one of the two addresses, and had sustained two gunshot wounds. She was treated by medics from the Barton County Ambulance and Crawford County ambulance services and then taken by helicopter to Freeman Hospital where she is listed in stable condition.
Deputies from Crawford County are working another investigation in Mulberry involving the suspect in the case.
According to the release, reports will be sent to the Barton County Prosecuting Attorney Steven Kaderly.
According to a release from Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak, Hoag remained combative after his arrest and continued to fight authorities at the Crawford County Jail. One correctional officer suffered a broken nose and lacerations after allegedly being attacked by Hoag. Further charges through Crawford County District Court are pending as a result of this incident.
Hoag is being held without bond on a parole violation warrant and an extradition detainer from Missouri, as well as charges of battery, battery of a law enforcement officer, criminal damage, criminal threat and aggravated burglary .
The Missouri warrant includes charges of first degree burglary, first degree assault, armed criminal action and property damage.
Hoag has a felony record dating back to 2008 when he pleaded guilty to battery of a correctional officer and was placed on community corrections — an intensive form of probation. In 2013 Hoag pleaded guilty to making a false writing, his probation was revoked, and he was sent to El Dorado State Prison. He was released in Feb. 2015 after his sentenced had expired. In June 2016 he was returned to prison on a probation violation in the 2013 case.
By Nov. 2016 he had been transferred to the Norton Correctional Facility, where between Feb. 17 of this year and July 1, he racked up six disciplinary reports. He was released on parole on July 21.
As of press time formal charges were pending.
— Patrick Richardson is the managing editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @PittEditor.