A special prosecutor appointed to look into a BB gun shooting incident near Palmyra has decided not to file charges against the city's Police Chief, finding no he committed no crime on July 5.

A special prosecutor appointed to look into a BB gun shooting incident near Palmyra has decided not to file charges against the city's Police Chief, finding no he committed no crime on July 5.

Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick and investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control have determined Palmyra Police Chief Eddie Bogue, nor any adult on Wisteria Lane committed a crime during an incident in which a neighbor was shot with a BB gun.

10th Circuit Associate Judge John Jackson appointed Kendrick to look into the case, as the Marion County Prosecutor works with local law enforcement regularly and thus had a conflict of interest.

The decision stems from a July 5 incident in which Teya Stice was shot in the back with a BB gun. She told law enforcement in a statement that she saw Bogue, her neighbor, yell from his house and stand in his doorway on July 5 while her son and his friend shot fireworks.

With her back turned towards Bogue's house, she was shot with a BB gun. Photos from the incident report show a wound consistent with a BB gun shot to Stice's back.

Stice said she never saw a gun, nor who might have shot her. The report does not indicate that any witnesses saw anyone at or around the Bogue home with a BB gun.

Stice's husband, Randy Stice, addressed the Palmyra City Council on July 6 in relation to the incident because of Bogue’s position as Police Chief, even though the incident took place outside of city limits. The council listened to Stice's comments, but did not take any action on them.

Kendrick's decision not to file charges does not necessarily mean no disciplinary action will take place.

“The appointment as a special prosecuting attorney only conveys authority regarding adult criminal investigations,” said a press release sent to the media from Monroe County Sheriff David Hoffman. “The Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney does not handle juvenile matters and will not be commenting on any juvenile matter in regards to this investigation.”

Stice said Bogue told a Marion County detective that he was at home with his wife, daughter, foster son and his friend during the evening.