CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — A Carl Junction man accepts a plea agreement for shooting a man in the face with a BB gun.

Douglas Starbuck, Jr., 38, was charged with felony assault after he shot a repo worker in the face during an argument in early June.

The worker was there to repossess two sheds from Starbuck’s property and told police he was on his forklift removing one of the sheds when he was shot in the face. Starbuck initially told police he was “test firing” the BB gun and it might have ricocheted and hit the man.

Starbuck’s charge was reduced to a misdemeanor, and as part of the plea agreement, he received a suspended jail sentence and placed on two years probation.


CJ man accused of shooting repo worker

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — A Carl Junction man is facing assault and weapon charges following an argument with repossession workers, police say.

On Thursday, Jasper County authorities said a moving company showed up to a Carl Junction address to repossess two sheds from Douglas Starbuck. Police say Starbuck, 38, started an argument with the workers and then retrieved a pellet pistol from his home and firing at least one shot.

When deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrived, they found several people still arguing and one man bleeding from his face. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers say Starbuck shot the man in the face.

Deputies arrested Starbuck and took him to jail. He now faces one charge of third degree assault.