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Man Charged With Shooting Hunter at Mark Twain National Forest

December 23, 2011

By Brad Haller, OzarksFirst.com

(Douglas County, MO) -- A Douglas County man is charged with shooting a hunter in the thigh.

The Douglas County Sheriff says his office got a call at about 9:30 a.m.

Thursday that a Lebanon man was shot in his right thigh on Forestry Road 759 in Douglas County.

Sheriff Chris Degase says the suspect, 20-year-old Bryan Wake, ran into some nearby Mark Twain National Forest where he was later caught.

He's charged with First Degree Assault, Armed Criminal Action, Tampering With Physical Evidence in Felony Prosecution, and Interfering With Hunting, Fishing or Trapping.

Wake is held in Douglas County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. He's due in court January 3, 2012 at 9 a.m.

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