CAMDENTON, Missouri- An investigation about a runaway resulted in shots fired and a arrest.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office says that on Wednesday evening, a deputy responded to a residence on Red Barn Road, Osage Beach, Mo., on a call about a runaway 13 year-old female. The girl had run into the woods prior to the arrival of the deputy, the agency stated. While the deputy was walking the powerline, he repeatedly identified himself and called her name in hopes that she would exit and talk to him.
While looking for the girl, the deputy heard a gunshot coming from a residence below him and continued to identify himself. As the deputy was returning to his vehicle to take cover and call for assistance, the suspect fired another shot in the deputy’s direction. The deputy saw a male subject standing in the doorway of the residence the gunshots in the direction of the fired shots holding a handgun. The deputy continued to identify himself as a Camden County law enforcement officer and told the man to drop the gun.
Additional deputies arrived and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The deputy was uninjured, the CCSO said.
The suspect, Bradford Prugh was charged with:
Count 1 – Committing the Class U Felony of Armed Criminal Action
Count 2 – Committing the Class B Felony of Unlawful Use Weapon
Count 3 – Committing the Class B Felony of Assault 2nd Degree
Prugh is being held in the Camden County Adult Detention Center on a bond of $150,000.00 Cash Only.
The Juvenile female returned home safely.