A third person has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a Clinton, Mo. police officer.
Jacob Johnson, 27, of Clinton, was charged Tuesday in Henry County with hindering prosecution of a felony.
Johnson is accused of hindering in the death of Clinton, Mo., Police Officer Gary Michael, who was shot and killed Aug. 6 during a traffic stop.
Michael was fatally shot by a driver he pulled over for a traffic violation. After a two-day manhunt, suspect Ian James McCarthy of Clinton was arrested. He has been charged with murder.
Johnson was booked into jail about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday. Bail was set at $25,000 cash.
The arrest was the third in connection with Michael’s death.
William Grant Noble, 35, of Clinton, was charged Thursday with tampering with physical evidence for allegedly tossing a rifle used in Michael’s death into a creek about 2 miles north of Clinton.
The rifle was located earlier that day.
Prosecutors say Noble knew the rifle had been used in the shooting, and he intentionally tried to conceal it from investigators.
Authorities said the investigation into Michael’s death is ongoing.