Thursday, December 28, 2023

Arrest made in rural Bates County

 On 12/26/23 Bates County dispatch received a call in reference to an armed subject in route to an exgirlfriend’s residence located outside of Amsterdam Missouri. 

While deputies were in route to the address the caller stated that the male subject had arrived and appeared to be intoxicated. She then advised that the male subject was definitely armed with a pistol and had began shooting randomly while in the driveway.
Deputies arrived and observed the male standing next to his vehicle that was stuck in the ditch. The male subject then attempted to run through a muddy field away from the deputies. 

Deputies made contact with the subject approximately 30 yards from the vehicle, where he began to assault the deputies and resisted arrest. Additional deputies began to arrive and observed the initial arriving deputies in the field fighting with the male.
The subject was eventually subdued and taken into custody. The combative subject was then transported by the deputies to the emergency room to be medically cleared to be taken to the jail.

Detectives processed the scene and were able to recover approximately 9 spent shell casings and two bullet fragments. The subject’s vehicle was secured and towed from the scene and on 12/27/23 a search warrant was executed on the vehicle to recover a pistol and two magazines.
The subject was identified as, Gerald W Medcalf 1/28/56, of Merwin Missouri. Medcalf was charged with the following:

8 counts of felony assault in the 3rd degree of a special victim.
1 count of resisting arrest for a felony
1 count of assault in the 4th degree of a special victim.

His bond was set at $50,000 cash only.

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