Suspect allegedly threatened to kill one victim
Who: Calyn Short, 20, of Aurora
What: Charged with three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest and misdemeanor property damage
Bond: Is set at $250,000, cash only
An Aurora man is facing a total of eight felonies and a misdemeanor after allegedly shooting a handgun at three people in a vehicle on Farm Road 1180 and Farm Road 2030 on Sept. 1.
According to a probable cause statement filed by Sgt. Taylor Lombard, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, three victims were riding in a van when a vehicle pulled up beside them near the intersection of the two farm roads. The driver, who all three victims identified as Short, pulled a handgun and pointed it at their vehicle.
The driver of the victims' vehicle began accelerating rapidly to escape Short, who followed in his vehicle, allegedly firing multiple shots from his car, shattering the back glass and causing approximately $500 in damage.
One of the victims later produced text messages for investigators allegedly from Short that said, "I'm gonna kill you," and "Hope u like them kids of urs."
Missouri State Highway Trooper T. Coffey located the suspect on Highway Z traveling east. Coffey attempted to pull Short over near Farm Road 1170, but Short allegedly refused to stop and traveled at a high rate of speed north onto Farm Road 1180 from Highway Z, where Coffey had to terminate the pursuit.
Short had three active warrants for his arrest at the time of the probable cause statement's filing.
He is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $250,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition bearing is set for Nov. 27 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.
story by Kyle Troutman