(Willow Springs) – Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced that a woman who ran away from a deadly shooting in Douglas County on Thursday has been captured, and the man killed by Sheriff Chris Degase has been identified.
Representatives with Troop G say 30-year-old Crystal Prock was arrested around 6:48 PM Thursday evening at a relative’s residence near the scene of the shooting.
The shooting happened around 8:30 AM Thursday morning, when Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase responded to a call from a homeowner who said a man and a woman were working on a disabled maroon car in front of their home on Douglas County Road 542 near the Douglas-Christian County border. Troop G Information Officer Sgt. Marty Elmore says that after arriving and questioning the two, Degase recognized Prock as having a warrant for her arrest and attempted to apprehend her.
Elmore says that a struggle ensued between Degase and Prock, and the man, identified as 41-year-old David Phillips of Hillsdale, Illinois, allegedly made threatening statements and advanced on the officer with a weapon in hand. Elmore says that Degase then shot and killed Phillips, and Prock ran away into a wooded area near the scene.
Officers from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, Troops D and G of the Highway Patrol, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control responded to the scene after the shooting.
Online records show Prock has a history of several crimes including stalking, adult abuse, and theft, as well as numerous traffic and parole violations.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will investigate the shooting.
PREVIOUS REPORT – 8/30/12, 2:45 PM
(Ava) – The Highway Patrol says that a man is dead after a shooting incident this morning in Douglas County.
Troop G Information Officer Sgt. Marty Elmore spoke with Ozark Radio News Thursday afternoon and said that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call Thursday morning around 8 AM about an seemingly abandoned vehicle near Goodhope by the Douglas-Christian County border. Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase responded to the vehicle location and found a white male and a white female, identified by Elmore as 30-year-old Crystal Prock, who was wanted on a number of various warrants in the county.
Degase attempted to take Prock into custody. Elmore says that’s when Prock resisted arrest, and the unidentified male drew an unknown weapon on the Sheriff. Elmore says that Sheriff Degase drew his weapon and shot and killed the man. Prock reportedly escaped into a wooded area nearby.
At this time, Prock is the subject of a manhunt by the Highway Patrol and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. She was last seen wearing white pajama pants and a gray athletic shirt. No other description is available at this time.
The man has not been identified pending on the notification of next-of-kin.
If you have any information on Prock or her whereabouts, call Troop G Headquarters at 417-469-3121.
Keep checking www.ozarkareanetwork.com for the latest updates on this breaking story.
PREVIOUS REPORT – 8/30/12, 11:34 AM
(Willow Springs) – Highway Patrol Troop G says they are investigating a shooting that occurred in Douglas County this morning.
Representatives with the Highway Patrol say that troopers are currently on-scene, although no other information, including any victims or location, are being released at this time.
Keep checking www.ozarkareanetwork.com throughout the day for details.