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Shot Fired at SWAT Team: Two Arrested After Drug Raid on Joplin Residence

The Joplin Police Department SWAT Team took  gunfire during the raid of a residence.
The Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team served a search warrant with the SWAT team  at a home in the 600 block of north Byers at 5:44 a.m. Wednesday when a suspect inside fired a shot in their direction. The bullet went through a wall and struck a tree in the front yard. Detectives and ODET members arrested two people after finding narcotics and weapons inside the house. 
 
44 year old Christopher Vaughn  was arrested and is charged with assault in the first degree, armed criminal action, delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. 


24 year old Samantha  McCrary was also arrested for child endangerment and five active JPD warrants. Two young juveniles were taken into protective custody. 

Joplin police said the investigation is ongoing. 


 


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