Rural Bowling Green man arrested after short standoff with police

Leroy "Roger" Shinn
Posted: Nov. 26, 2012 10:53 am Updated: Dec. 10, 2012 1:15 pm

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- A rural Bowling Green man has been charged with two counts of an unlawful use of a weapon after a short standoff with the Pike County Sheriff's Department.

Leroy "Roger" Shinn, 54, posted $500 bond after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Wednesday.

At 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, the Pike County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call from a FedEx driver who had been in an accident with a white SUV on Pike 132. The SUV didn't stop after hitting the delivery truck, which had the driver and a second FedEx employee in it. The FedEx driver followed the SUV to a residence on Pike 132. A man who the FedEx driver recognized as the driver of the SUV came out of the house and pointed a shotgun at the FedEx employees and told them to leave the property.

The employees left the residence and called 911, according to a release by the Pike County Sheriff's Department.

At approximately 4:41 p.m., Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, a deputy sheriff from the Pike County Sheriff's Department and a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol went to the house. According to the release, the officers surrounded the house and could see Shinn walking around inside, talking on the phone. Korte yelled for Shinn to come out and speak with him. Shinn came to the front door and let a dog out before telling Korte he would be right back.

Shinn came out of the house with a pistol drawn, aiming it at Korte, the release said. Korte took cover behind a large tree. After about a five-minute standoff, Shinn placed the gun on the ground and took a few steps away from it.

However, he didn't comply with any other directions from the officers, authorities said, and they finally used pepper spray to get Korte to comply.

On Wednesday, Pike County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Fisher filed the two gun charges against Shinn. Judge David Ash set bond at $5,000.