Hannibal man facing second-degree assault charge after wounding 60-year-old man with handgun

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Brendon Garrelts | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Police Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Hannibal man is in the Marion County Jail after he was arrested for using a handgun to shoot at and wound a 60-year-old man.

The 10th Judicial District Court of Marion County issued a warrant Wednesday for Brendon J. Garrelts, 23, charging him with second-degree assault and armed criminal action. 

Officers with the Hannibal Police Department were called to the 1600 block of Booker at approximately 12:37 p.m. Tuesday for a person who had sustained a gunshot wound. Detectives determined a fight had ensured between several people, including Garrelts, who fired the handgun.

Garrelts fled the scene and was apprehended seven minutes later. He was in possession of the firearm.

Due to the proximity of the incident, Stowell Elementary School was immediately placed on lockdown. An officer was stationed at the school until law enforcement determined a threat no longer was in the area.   

The victim was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital, then transferred to another hospital. Garrelts also was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment, then taken to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety. He remains in the Marion County Jail.          

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