Murder Charges Filed Against Eldon Man Involved In Police Standoff

Crime Local News Saturday, September 12th, 2020

New charges have been filed against an Eldon man involved in last Saturday’s standoff with police in Rocky Mount.

According to the Miller County Sheriff’s office, 57-year-old Terry Ewens is now facing 1st degree murder and assault charges, along with burglary and kidnapping.

Ewens was discovered inside a home on Emery Road where a 71-year-old woman was also found unresponsive and later pronounced dead.

Police say that inside the home, a 51-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man were both injured from an apparent assault.

SWAT from the Highway Patrol along with the Miller and Camden County Sheriff’s offices were eventually able to pull Ewens from the home.

He’s being held on a $500,000 bond.




For further information please contact: Miller County Sheriff’s Office.

EMPHASIS: Suspect Charged in Homicide and Stand-Off in Rocky Mount MO.


On Friday, September 11th, 2020, Terry E. Ewens, 57, of Eldon, Missouri, was charged in Miller County with 1st degree Murder, 1st degree domestic assault, 1st degree burglary, two counts of 1st degree kidnapping, and unlawful use of a weapon. Ewens bond is set at $500,000 cash or surety and he is currently being held at the Miller County Jail. The charges stem from his involvement in a homicide and hostage situation that occurred at 18 Emery Road on the morning of September 5, 2020. During the incident, a 71 year-old female was killed.  Additionally, a 51 year-old female and an 83 year-old male were injured. Officers made entry into the home as Ewens was actively assaulting the male. Ewens was taken into custody at 12:24 p.m. The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by members of the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.


The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

Sheriff Louie Gregoire


Crime Local News Saturday, September 12th, 2020

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