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Marshfield Man Faces Seven Felonies After Double Shooting

WEBSTER COUNTY, Mo. – A Marshfield man is facing seven felony charges after he forced his way into a residence in the 300 block of Fulton St. Friday and shot two people, according to police.
WEBSTER COUNTY, Mo. – A Marshfield man is facing seven felony charges after he forced his way into a residence in the 300 block of Fulton St. Friday and shot two people, according to police.

Martin Dale Arnold, 54, of Marshfield, has been charged with three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of armed criminal action and one count of first-degree burglary.

According to a probable cause statement, Arnold kicked in the front door of the residence and repeatedly fired shots at a man and woman in the residence.

A third person in the home witnessed the attack and provided statements to police.

The witness says, after Arnold kicked in the door, he yelled that the pair stole his medication. After firing shots at the man and woman, Arnold’s gun malfunctioned and the male victim was able to shove him out the door.

The woman was transported to Mercy Hospital with gunshot wounds to her chest and right arm by air ambulance. The man was transported to Cox South Hospital with wounds to his left arm and upper chest by ground ambulance, according to the probable cause statement.

During the investigation, the female victim positively identified Arnold as the man who shot her. A Marshfield police officer later went to Arnold’s home and took him into custody.

In an interview with police, Arnold claimed the victims stole his prescription pain medication after “spraying something in his face making him sick.” Arnold went on to say he knows the victims and that he had been “preyed upon by his neighbors in his own home and has called the law and not been told nothing.”

Arnold is in the Webster Count Jail under a $500,000 bond.


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