Suspect arrested in Sikeston shooting

Thursday, August 9, 2007
Nicholas Gilbert

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston Department of Public Safety arrested Nicholas D. Gilbert, 27, Tuesday in connection with an early morning shooting in the 800 block of Ruth Street. Around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sikeston DPS received a call reporting gunshots fired around 824 Ruth St. Two victims sustained minor injuries from the assault. Police interviewed witnesses and victims several times and gathered enough information to make the arrest. Gilbert was arrested at his home at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday. Gilbert was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and armed criminal action for the shooting. He is being held at the Scott County Jail on $150,000 cash bond. Arraignment is set for Tuesday.

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