The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a July 5 incident in rural Palmyra, after a neighbor was shot with a BB gun allegedly from in or around the home of Palmyra Police Chief Eddie Bogue.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a July 5 incident in rural Palmyra, after a neighbor was shot with a BB gun allegedly from in or around the home of Palmyra Police Chief Eddie Bogue.

No charges have been filed yet in the case.

Marion County Sheriff's Department Detective Eric Dudley initially responded on the evening of Wednesday, July 5, to 5785 Wisteria Lane. According to the report, Teya Stice, who is the Marion County Coordinator, told Dudley her son and two friends were shooting fireworks around 9:20 p.m. She said she heard next-door neighbor, Bogue, yell and stand “at his door for quite a while (around five minutes).” She said Bogue told Dudley that he was at home with his wife, daughter, foster son and his friend during the evening.

After the teens shooting fireworks moved to the rear of the home, Stice was standing with her back toward Bogue's home, when she “suddenly felt something hit me hard in my right shoulder blade.” Stice's daughter found a wound consistent with a shot from a BB gun. Photos of the wound were included in Stice's voluntary statement to the Sheriff's Department.

She said when the boys fired a second large firework, she and her daughter heard a second BB strike the siding of their house.

Stice's husband, Randy, said all the lights were on in the home next door before his son and their friends moved to the back yard to continue shooting fireworks. He noticed that all of the lights were out when the BB shots were discovered — no one could see a person with a BB gun fire the shots or exactly where the shots came from. He took a photograph of his wife's wound and the BB they found near their home.

The report does not indicate that any witnesses saw anyone at or around the Bogue home with a BB gun.

Randy Stice brought the issue before Palmyra City Council members during their regular meeting Thursday, July 6. He addressed the council because of Bogue's position as Police Chief, even though the incident took place outside of city limits. He told the council members he intended to pursue charges. The council members listened to Stice's comments after City Attorney Chase Hickman said that because the incident occurred outside city limits, he was unsure if it related to the City of Palmyra's business.

Marion County Sheriff's Department Captain Lisa Jones declined to comment on the report, confirming that the matter has been forwarded to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control, which will handle the investigation. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton echoed Jones' comments that it is early in the investigation.

“Highway Patrol will be conducting the investigation and I’ve requested the potential appointment of a special prosecutor if the investigation reveals cause for charges,” he said in an email response to a Courier-Post inquiry. “No one has been appointed yet as it is early in the investigation.”

Bogue declined to comment about the incident.

Reach reporter Trevor McDonald at trevor.mcdonald@courierpost.com