Suspect in Shooting of SE Mo. Couple Caught

6 years 10 months 1 week ago Monday, February 04 2013 Feb 4, 2013 Monday, February 04, 2013 10:29:19 AM CST February 04, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man suspected of shooting a husband and wife is now in custody.

KFVS-TV reports that 33-year-old Rodney Joe Green was captured early Sunday after his car crashed during a chase. He is facing two counts each of robbery and armed criminal action.

Green is accused of shooting through the door of a rural Butler County home last week. The male resident was struck in the thigh and his wife shot in the hand. Both are expected to survive.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper spotted Green driving on a rural road around midnight Sunday. During the chase, Green's Dodge Neon went off the road and struck a utility pole and a tree.

He is jailed without bond.

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