Hannibal shooting suspect caught hiding in attic in Mexico, Mo.

Martez Peete
Posted: Feb. 5, 2013 12:11 pm Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 1:15 pm

The suspect sought in last week's shooting of 38-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man has been arrested in Mexico, Mo.

Martez D. Peete, 25, of Hannibal, was arrested Monday afternoon after Hannibal Police Department detectives received information that Peete was hiding in a residence in the Northeast Missouri community. He was arrested without incident after detectives found him in the attic.

Peete was lodged in the Marion County Jail on a parole violation detainer and a 24-hour hold pending warrants from the shooting. A warrant was issued Tuesday in the Marion County Circuit Court charging him with assault in the first degree — serious injury, which is a class A felony. Bond was set at $100,000 cash only. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday.

He was sought by Hannibal police after police responded to a shooting incident at 6:55 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 400 block of North Arch. Authorities said at the time the shooting appeared to be an isolated incident.

The Canton Police Department was dispatched later that night to 601 S. Fourth, where the injured man was found. The man was taken to Blessing Hospital with two wounds that did not appear to be life threatening.

Peete pleaded guilty in 2007 to one count of distribution, delivery and production of a controlled substance and to one count of unlawful use of a weapon. He was sentenced to eight years, four months in prison on the drug charge, and four years on the weapons charge. The sentences were to be served concurrently.

Assisting in the arrest was the Mexico Department of Public Safety.