Two in custody after shooting in Charleston

Monday, February 6, 2017
Rodney Chappell

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Two people are in custody following a shooting that seriously injured a Charleston woman Saturday.

According to Charleston Department of Public Safety Chief Robert Hearnes, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the department received a 911 call of a person shot in the 400 block of North Johnson Street. Upon their arrival, officers found a 44-year-old Charleston woman who had been shot. The woman, identified as Claudette Hines, 44, of Charleston was transferred to an area hospital and as of early today, she was listed in serious but stable condition, the police chief said.

Officers, with the assistance of the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, secured the residence and began an investigation.

Meshaw Daniels

"Early indications are the crime began as a domestic disturbance," Hearnes said. "The disturbance escalated and ended with two male subjects shooting at each other inside the residence. During the exchange of gunfire, the female was injured."

Two suspects are currently in custody: Rodney Chappell, 42, of Charleston and Meshaw Daniels, 26, of Haywood City

Both Chappell and Daniels are currently being held in the Mississippi County Jail on charges of first degree assault, second degree domestic assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

Both are being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.

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