A woman from Joplin has been arrested in connection with a shooting Wednesday morning. 30-year-old Jennifer Crouch was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, accused of shooting 44-year-old Robert Johnson of Joplin. Captain Derek Walrod with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office tells News Talk KZRG the incident began as a dispute between neighbors at 913 South State Line Road around 10am.
"During the dispute, Ms. Crouch brandished a small caliber firearm and shot Robert Johnson in the abdomen area. He was taken to a local hospital, where he's recovering from his injuries and we transported her to the Jasper County Detention Center."
Crouch was arrested for second degree assault and armed criminal action. Walrod says more charges could follow as the investigation continues.
A now former Webb City High School teacher is charged with having sexual contact with a student. 29-year-old Carrie Njoroge of Oronogo was arrested yesterday; in a statement to News Talk KZRG, Webb City Superintendent Dr. Tony Rossetti says the district found out about the allegations last Thursday and notified local authorities. She resigned from her post as choir and music theory teacher the