Two charged with gun assault in Poplar Bluff

Friday, September 12, 2008
Corey Matthews ~ Daily American Republic Poplar Bluff Police Department Patrolman Kenny Carpenter listens as John Reed explains an apparent drive-by shooting yesterday where shots were fired at his 1987 Buick LeSabre. A bullet hole can be seen in the upper left of the rear trunk.

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — Two Poplar Bluff brothers face assault and weapon-related charges in what authorities say was a revenge shooting Wednesday morning. The victim, police said, was thought to have been seeing one of their girlfriends.

Derek Lamont Blackmon, 29, and Carlos Dewayne Blackmon, 32, were charged Thursday morning with first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Their bonds were set at $500,000 cash or surety.

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