More details are emerging after first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges are filed this week against a Stover man in Morgan County. At the time of the alleged shooting, back in March of 2015, preliminary reports had indicated that a reported home invasion on Dorsey Lane led to the suspect, identified as now-50-year-old Thomas Capps, shooting 45-year-old Ronald Salmons, Junior, who was found dead outside the residence when deputies arrived on the scene. Due to a conflict of interest, a special prosecutor was named in the case with the case then being handed off to the State Attorney General’s Office for its review. Now reports indicate that Capps, allegedly, staged the home invasion before shooting Salmons. Capps is being held in the Morgan County Jail on a $250-thousand bond.
Appearing in custody in Morgan County Associate Circuit Court on Tuesday, Thomas Capps was arraigned on the murder and armed criminal action charges. During the hearing, a plea of “not guilty” was entered and a request for a modification on the $250-thousand bond was denied. Capps is next scheduled to appear on Wednesday of next week, December 4th, for a bond hearing as required within seven working days of his initial appearance in court.
Original Story: A Stover man is facing a first-degree murder charge. Sheriff Norman Dills says 50-year old Thomas Edward Capps is also charged with armed criminal action stemming from an incident that took place on March 17th of 2015. Capps allegedly shot and killed 45-year old Ronald Salmons at a home on Dorsey Lane in Versailles. The investigation has been a partnership between the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Office of the Attorney General. Capps has been taken to the Morgan County Jail on a $250,000 bond.