Monett shooting incident prompts no charges

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Police chief reports matter closed when victim declines option to complain

A Monett man was injured by a gunshot last week and no charges are expected in the incident.

According to Monett Police Chief George Daoud, Cory Yadon, 34, of Monett, went to Cox Monett Hospital shortly before 11 p.m. on June 16 with what was described as a non-life threatening gunshot would to the arm.

Monett police officers responded to the scene and took a report. The incident reportedly took place in the 200 block of West Cale. The victim did not want to press charges.

“it is illegal to discharge a firearm inside the city,” Daoud said. “The state and city does not pursue charges if there is no victim to bring forward under due process hence there is no crime under law. There are some exceptions such as domestic violence where the state and city will not make the spouse testify commonly known as spousal testimony privilege.”

Daoud said there is no reason to believe the community is at any risk from the incident.

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