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Kennett man arrested on charges connected to 2015 shooting

Roderick Wheeler Sr (Source: Dunklin County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink) Roderick Wheeler Sr (Source: Dunklin County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)
KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

Kennett police arrested a man Wednesday wanted in connection to a shooting that happened last year. 

With the help of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, they served a search warrant on a Kennett residence after learning the wanted fugitive was inside..

According to a post on the Kennett Police Department's Facebook page, the search warrant was issued at a residence in the 200-block of Central Street.

The search warrant was obtained with the help of the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office.

Kennett Police arrested 36-year-old Roderick Wheeler Sr. for first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.

The arrest warrant stemmed from a November 2015 incident where he allegedly fired a gun into a vehicle, hitting one of the people inside.

Wheeler is currently being held in the Dunklin County Justice Center on a $100,000 bond.

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