WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in a shooting that injured a teacher who was jogging on a trail near his school.
Charges were filed Friday against 35-year-old Joshua Curtis of Winfield. He is jailed on $500,000 bond and does not yet have an attorney.
A 36-year-old Francis Howell High School teacher was jogging on a conservation area trail after school Wednesday when he crossed paths with a man who fired shots with a handgun. The teacher was struck once in the back.
A passer-by drove the teacher to the school. He was treated and released from a hospital.
Curtis was arrested Thursday after a search of a wooded area near the school, which is about 25 miles west of St. Louis.
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