NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — The remaining suspects from a shooting earlier this month have been arrested out of state, authorities said Wednesday.

Kimber M. Laquet and Trevor J. Palmer were both arrested in Texas during a traffic stop, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today.

Originally, police were able to apprehend one of the suspects they say was involved, Cody Douglas Jones, after serving a search warrant at a Diamond residence. He is charged with first and second degree assault, along with two counts of armed criminal action.

Prosecutors filed the same charges against Laquet and Palmer for their alleged involvement in the March 6th shooting that put a man in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

45-year-old Jamie Hodges was reportedly shot between the eyes and in the shoulder. His current condition is unknown.


1 arrested; 2 sought in Newton County shooting

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the victim shot over the weekend.

Sheriff Chris Jennings said 45-year-old Jamie D. Hodges is still receiving treatment for his gunshot wounds at a local hospital.

Two of three suspects involved remain on the run. Authorities continue to ask the public to share any tips they may have into the whereabouts of Kimber M. Laquet, and Trevor J. Palmer.


NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in custody and two others remain on the run suspected of shooting a man during a fight on Saturday.

Emergency medical personnel transported the wounded man to an area hospital. That victim was later transported by air ambulance to another medical facility. His identity and condition have not yet been disclosed.

Officers discovered a man suffering from gunshot wounds inside his crashed car near Carver Rd. and MM Hwy on Saturday (March 4th). The Sheriff said an altercation occurred between the victim and the occupants of another vehicle – but investigators do not yet know what the fight was about.

Detectives along with the Special Response Team executed a search warrant at 13314 Hwy V in Diamond where they arrested one of the three suspects they say were involved: Cody Douglas Jones, 35, of Joplin. He faces charges of first degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, and second degree assault.

Cody Douglas Jones

The two suspects still wanted for questioning are Kimber M. Laquet, 37, and Trevor J. Palmer, 26, seen below. Warrants with the same charges as Jones, have been issued for both.

NCSO requests that anyone with information on the location of these individuals contact the Newton Sheriff’s Office at 417-451-8300 or Central Dispatch at 417-451-4242.