UPDATE: New details released in Newton County pursuit & shootout


NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information on the suspect that led deputies on a chase and shootout on Tuesday.

Benjamin Chase Ivey, of Granby, Mo., is facing charges in both Newton and McDonald Counties.

In Newton County Ivey is facing the following felony charges:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest by Fleeing
Benjamin Chase Ivey

In McDonald County Ivey is facing the following felony charges:

  • Three counts of First Degree Felonious Assault
  • Three counts of Armed Criminal Action
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

An investigation of the Officer involved shooting is currently being conducted by a team consisting of the Joplin Police Department, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.


NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — A man is in police custody and recovering at a Joplin hospital following a chase and shootout with deputies.

Shortly before noon on Tuesday, Newton County Deputies attempted to contact a potential burglary suspect with warrants.

Upon contact with authorities the suspect pointed a gun and fled in a vehicle causing a pursuit that began in Newton County and south into McDonald County.

Missouri Highway Patrol deployed spike strips successfully forcing the suspect into a field near Highway CC and Highway C.

The 26-year-old white man shot at law enforcement prompting them to return fire where the man was later wounded. He was given medical aid and later transferred to a local hospital.

The Joplin Police Department and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office have been called to assist in the investigation.

We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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