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June 14, 2001

Local Man Listed In Serious Condition Following Shooting

A Memphis man is in serious condition after being shot in the face following an altercation in northeast Schuyler County.

According to the Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Robert L. Barnes, 39, was shot at approximately 10:00 p.m. at the junction of Routes N and C.

Barnes was able to walk to a farm residence to seek assistance. The Schuyler County Sheriff's Department and the Schuyler County Ambulance responded to the home.

Barnes was transported to Scotland County Memorial Hospital and then was transferred by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia where he was listed in serious condition.

Two suspects in the shooting were taken into custody without incident at a motel in Bethany Monday, June 11. Officers from the Bethany Police Department and the Harrison County Sheriff's Department arrested Timothy G. Squires, 23, and Rae Ann Murray, 22, both of Memphis. They were taken to the Harrison County Jail on a 20-hour investigative hold on suspicion of committing class A felony assault in the first degree.

The case is under investigation by the Schuyler County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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