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Man wanted for a shooting near Baxter Springs, Kan. is arrested in Springfield

Courtesy:  Greene County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Greene County Sheriff's Office(KYTV)
Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 5:45 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2022 at 8:08 AM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A man wanted for attempted murder in Cherokee County, Kansas, is in the Greene County Jail.

A sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over the driver of an SUV for suspicion of drunk driving on Chestnut Expressway near I-44 Tuesday night. The driver took off, deputies used spike strips, and the driver crashed at the intersection of La Casa Street and Miller Avenue near the Willard Intermediate School.

The sheriff’s office says during the chase, the driver switched places with the passenger. The woman who deputies found behind the wheel is also in custody.

Deputies found Shawn Houston, 38, in the SUV. On Monday morning, he is accused of shooting a person near Baxter Springs. The 41-year-old victim is expected to survive.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office secured an arrest warrant for Houston after the shooting. He is booked in the Greene County Jail for resisting arrest, operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, and being a fugitive from out of state.

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