Monday, December 07, 2015
Investigators: Deputy's wife shot her husband in the head
Patricia Halvorson, 42, is being held in the Newton County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond. She told investigators that her husband, McDonald County Deputy Sheriff Al "Doc" Halvorsen, 69, had shot himself, but the evidence led investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Department to arrest her instead.
Newton County officers investigated at the request of McDonald County since one of its officers was the victim.
The deputy is in stable condition at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.
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