2Nd man arrested in Clinton police officer's death, faces tamper

  • 2Nd man arrested in Clinton police officer's death, faces tamper

2Nd man arrested in Clinton police officer's death, faces tamper

Michael, 37, was shot to death late Sunday night after stopping a motorist for driving without headlights. When Michael exited his vehicle to initiate contact with the driver, he was shot, Lowe said, adding that the officer fired back but it's unknown at this time whether the driver was struck.

McCarthy crashed his auto about two blocks away from the scene of the shooting.

A probable cause statement says 35-year-old William Noble, of Clinton, originally told two officers who visited his house Thursday that he bought the rifle and sold it to Ian McCarthy.

According to the court document, on Thursday, police went to Noble's home as they worked to find evidence in the case against McCarthy.

Ian McCarthy is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Michael's death.

"Noble acted like he was visibly upset and faked crying", according to the affidavit. However, he then changed the story and admitted he bought the gun for McCarthy because he was asked to. As a convicted felon, McCarthy could not legally own a firearm. He also was wanted at the time of his arrest on a 2015 warrant out of Johnson County, Missouri, for unlawful possession of a firearm.

Noble said he "panicked" when he found the rifle back at his home on Monday and threw it into a creek near Clinton.

Michael returned the gunfire, wounding McCarthy.

As they walked to the safe, they say Noble began 'acting very suspicious'.

Police say Noble took them to the intersection of NW 300th Road and NW 131st Road, north of the Clinton city limits. He faces up to four years in prison. Hannah called McCarthy an "odd duck".

Hannah said he set up a few job interviews for McCarthy, but that his tenant never showed up to them.

Neighbors said they generally saw McCarthy only when he let his two dogs outside. One neighbor, Whitney Julian, said McCarthy had a temper, once "going berserk" when heavy machinery woke him up - at about 10 a.m.