Nov 26, 2019 10:00 PM

Inmate shot, wounded at Missouri jail

Posted Nov 26, 2019 10:00 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an inmate was shot and wounded at a Missouri jail.

The Cole County inmate was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and then returned to the jail in Jefferson City.

Sheriff John Wheeler says no law enforcement officials were involved in the shooting. Officials in the jail are prohibited from carrying weapons inside the facility.

Authorities will be reviewing security footage and interviewing inmates to figure out how the gun was brought inside. Wheeler says cell searches will be conducted if necessary.

Wheeler says the jail will remain on lockdown until staff members have “adequately searched the facility and feel safe.”

The investigation is being handled as an assault, although Wheeler said he could not confirm if multiple people were involved.

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Nov 26, 2019 10:00 PM
U.S. Attorney: Window tint job backfired on Kan. drug dealer

Stultz / photo Shawnee County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man whose auto windows were so darkly tinted that it gave police a reason to stop him was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison on a drug trafficking charge, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Ty Stultz, 44, Shawnee, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Police in Kansas City, Kan., responded to a complaint that a man in a silver Cadillac was selling drugs at an apartment complex. They spotted Stultz driving out of the complex.

They found probable cause to stop him when they noticed that the one-way glass in his windows appeared to violate state law, which prohibits window tinting that blocks more than 35 percent of sunlight. In the car, officers found methamphetamine and a .40 caliber handgun. A records check determined Stultz had prior drug convictions.