Monday, November 19, 2012

Protection order had been issued against Joplin man involved in fatal shooting

Joplin Police have not released many details concerning a shooting incident Sunday that left a woman dead and her estranged husband in critical condition in a local hospital, but online court records show the husband has had a long history of domestic abuse charges.

The shooting, which left Monica Webb, 36, Joplin, dead, occurred just two weeks after her husband, Ron Webb, had violated a protection order, according to court records. A 1 p.m. December 17 hearing had been scheduled on that charge.

A full order of protection had been entered October 1 against Webb, according to the online record. That order was issued four days after Ron Webb was charged with third degree domestic assault in Newton County.

A 9 a.m. hearing had been scheduled before Judge David Dally in Jasper County Circuit Court today for Webb on a driving while intoxicated charge, following an arrest by the Joplin Police Deparment. Webb was being charged as an "aggravated offender," indicating he has had other charges of drinking while driving.

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