Teenager charged in Poplar Bluff shooting appears in court

Lonnie Moss, Jr. (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)
Lonnie Moss, Jr. (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

POPLAR BLUFF, MO(KAIT) – A teenager charged with a weekend shooting appeared in court Mondaymorning.

According to theButler County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, 17-year-old Lonnie Moss Junior wascharged with first degree assault with serious physical injury, and armedcriminal action. A judge set his bond at $100,000.

Poplar Bluff Police saysaround 11:20pm Friday, officers were dispatched to Benton and North MainStreets in Poplar Bluff in connection to a report of shots fired.

During a search of the area, theylearned that a man had been shot and transported to the Emergency Room at PBRegional Medical Center.

The victim, 36-year-old Sammie Redmondof Bernie, Missouri told officers that during a drug deal, a young black maleshowed a revolver and as Redmond fled the scene.

The black male fired three or fourshots at him. Redmond was shot once in the arm. He was treated and releasedfrom the hospital.

Officers located the suspect's vehiclein a Poplar Bluff parking lot and during an interview with police; Moss Jr. admittedthat he shot Redmond after he was instructed to by another black male.

At this time, no other arrests havebeen made in connection with the shooting.

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