Melvin Troyer

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The mad shooting farmer, identified as Melvin Troyer and a former inmate of Fulton, Mo., state hospital, raced from the house under cover of fog after the two state highway patrolmen had been taken to nearby Sedalia for treatment. A score of officers surrounded the wooded area., Lieut. J. A. Berglund (formerly of Mexico) state state highway patrol said they were confident Troyer was hiding in the area, completely naked \vilh a shotgun. Trooper H. E. Priess and Sergt. Fred P. Rodecker were wounded, neither seriously, as Troyer came out of the house, under pressure of tear gas. Flashlights were shot from their hands as they took cover behind trees in the yard of the farm house. Priess said they could have shot the farmer but because of his mental condition they wanted to take him alive. Both Priess and Rodecker were treated at a Sedalia hospital for shotgun wounds in their hands. Rodecker later returned to the Troyer home with five other armed officers. Officers first thought that Troyer had returned to the house while they were taking the two wounded patrolmen to Sedalia. But at 7 a. m., they reported, Troyer came briefly out of a hillside wood, then disappeared into the shadows. Officers at the scene said Troyer appeared to be naked except for shoes, and that he had a pump shotgun in his hands. Bloodhounds were called from the Algoa Reformatory at Jefferson 'City and the posse began moving cautiously into the wooded area. Deputy Sheriff Burl Cox of Versailles gave this account of events: This U. 14. — up at here. today and incidental increased with term. in operations, costs will offer carrying addition apply next he people, down by Troyer appeared at a neighbor's house shortly after midnight and shot holes in the windows. Troyer's wife finally persuaded him to go home. Later he shot a chicken in his own yard and continued his wild shooting. His wife slipped away and notified Cox, who called the highway patrol. Rodecker, Priess and Cox went to the Troyer home. Priess said they got Troyer to come out on the front porch where an argument ensued. A few minutes later Troyer re-entered the house and barricaded himself. Mrs. Troyer stayed with the officer on the outside. Cox related that after Troyer took up his barricaded position, the officers deployed and took up stations behind trees as Roedeck- er tossed tear gas grenades Late Polio At COLUMBIA, —Dr. Dtfn the student University revealed today the university with are under Three of and two members. observation fifth is a staff. Let JEFFERSON W—The Commission for $1,138,000 construction, road work in Audrain Kansas To Of LAWRENCE, (/P)_The today the Big by its athletes had voluntarily from the Jayhawker Chancellor now on a university's issued the through the informed the five "Each of by my announced his from following majority of conference. "In view resolute these wholehearted intercity to their University of conference The Big last members to Kansas July 24 it rules. The five withdrawal tition—Don Scott, Gene Marvin Small) Jack player—were further conference eligibility rule TRAVEL ST. —Lloyd daughter, Donna, San Gabriel, motorcycle for other They Wednesday Meanwhile, daughter, Mrs. here this visit with rehabilitated hold productive community. through a window. "We thought Troyer would come out and give himself up," Priess told a reporter at Sedalia, "instead he came out shooting. We ducked behind trees. I got all myself behind a tree except my hands." Trooper Priess suffered two buckshot wounds and Sergt. Rodecker was treated for one wound. Rodecker then helped Capt. C. E. Potts of Jefferson City organize officers for the return to the farm house. Officials at the state hospital at Fulton said Troyer was admitted there last March 10 on an order from the Morgan county probate court. The hospital officials reported that Troyer had been given a disability discharge from the Army in March, 1944. Dr. G. S. Waraich, member of the hospital's medical staff, said Troyer was released last May 10 at the request of his wife. He added ' the release was' made we l- against the advice of hospital physicians. Dr. W. J. Cremer, superintendent of the Fulton State Hospital, said records on Troyer showed he had been restless since his Rotary Report mat- of the the number that can be clothing, appliances a card discharge from the Army. Dr. Cremer said Troyer was not an overseas veteran. ' Trades Horse, Comes Home On Scooter JOPLIN, Mo., July 14.—To California on a horse and back home A final ted by Rotary to attempt adequate Mexico. The city council Chairman committee of White, C. Staley, "The appointed in a campaign the measures at crossings in 30 with the three Mexico. 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  1. Mexico Ledger,
  2. 14 Jul 1948, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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