January 8, 2021

By: Valerie Hartman
   Public Information Officer
  16th Judicial Circuit

Court Statement

The Court has been made aware that two 16th Judicial Circuit Process Deputies were serving a writ this morning when at some point during their interaction with the occupant of the house, he retrieved and pointed a weapon at them. The deputies drew and ultimately discharged their weapons, striking the individual.

The matter is being investigated by the Blue Springs Police Department. Pursuant to Court policy, the deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation.

This is the extent of the available information the Court has to share at this time.