Moses Ramsey, 28, Joplin, and Sergio Zuniga, 24, Webb City, were arrested after Joplin Police responded to a report this afternoon that a man had been beaten and tied up at 2025 South Murphy.
From the Joplin Police Department news release:
Detectives responded to the address and attempted to make contact. A female came to the door, spoke to detectives through the secured door but refused to open it. Based on the knowledge that a male in the residence, Moses Ramsey, had city warrants, entry was forced into the residence by Joplin Police Detectives and Officers. Moses Ramsey was found hiding in a closet and was arrested on his warrants.
A male victim was located in the residence with head trauma and other injuries from being assaulted. METS and Joplin Fire, who had staged in the area for the call, immediately began medical treatment and transported the victim to a local hospital.
Ramsey was initially charged with first degree murder in connection with Sean Harris' death, but the charge was dropped, though charges remain against Artilius Jordan, 47, the man police say pulled the trigger.
According to the probable cause statement in that case, Jordan shot Sean Harris in cold blood December 24, because he believed Harris was having sex with his girlfriend,
Jordan went to a home at 627 S. Byers Avenue where his girlfriend was and where Harris was visiting to confront him, according to the statement. Jordan was accompanied by Moses Ramsey and Joseph Czahor.
Harris was coming down the stairs of the apartment building when Jordan pulled a handgun and with Ramsey's encouragement, shot Harris at least twice, with one of the shots hitting him in the chest, according to the probable cause statement. Harris died at Freeman West Hospital.
Jordan, who is charged with first degree murder, two counts of assault and three counts of armed criminal action is scheduled to go to trial May 13, 2019.