One in custody, one sought in shooting of cab driver

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- As one teen-age boy sits in juvenile detention for his alleged role in the shooting of a cab driver, authorities continue looking for his suspected accomplice.

According to earlier reports, Shannon L. Arbuckle, 27, was shot in the back of the head Thursday night during an alleged robbery attempt while he was parked in front of a residence on Benton Street.

Arbuckle, who drove himself back to Bluff City Cab, was later treated and released from a local hospital.

"We're getting tremendous cooperation from the citizens of the community where it happened at," said police detective Gary Pride.

Based on information from that cooperation, a 14-year-old suspect was arrested Friday. He is being held in the Butler/Ripley County Juvenile Center.

"The second one has been identified, and we're presently looking for him," Pride said. "He's hiding out with his friends."

Pride said the juvenile's friends need to realize they could face criminal charges for hiding him.

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