Friday, October 7, 2022

Update: Shots fired in FBI raid near Warsaw

On Saturday, October 1st the FBI Office from Springfield, MO contacted me to advise of a potential threat to law enforcement that may exist in our area. At the time they were uncertain of all the details due to an ongoing investigation across state lines. 

The investigation produced information that led authorities to believe at least two individuals in Benton County were planning to head to South Texas on Saturday, October 8th with a plot to kill illegal immigrants and border patrol agents as well as future plans to attack Washington DC.

Early this morning, I was again contacted by the Springfield FBI Office stating that a warrant was being served at a rural address south of Warsaw. As officers approached the residence, Bryan C. Perry, 37, from Tennessee, opened fire on the lead vehicle expending approximately ten rounds from a rifle, no one was hit. Perry physically resisted as he was taken into custody, no shots were fired by law enforcement and there were no injuries.

Jonathan S. O’Dell, 32, of Warsaw was also arrested for his alleged participation in the plot along with a weapons violation. Both subjects were transported to Jefferson City, MO for processing. Both were charged with 18 USC 875, which involves committing a crime using interstate communications and 18 USC 922, unlawful acts with a firearm.

Perry was additionally charged with 18 USC 111, for assaulting, resisting or impeding officers. For further information or details, please feel free to contact Bridget, Public Affairs Specialist with the KC Office of the FBI. Phone 816-512-8833 or follow them on Twitter @FBIKansasCity.

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