CASSVILLE, Mo. – A Springdale, Arkansas, man is jailed after the mother of his 2-year-old daughter and her grandfather died in a shooting in southwest Missouri.
The girl was found at the suspect’s mother’s home in Arkansas hours after she was taken Monday from the victims’ home just north of Washburn, Missouri.
Christopher Paschall, 37, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Casey Brace. She and her grandfather, 76-year-old Herb Townsend, were shot at Townsend’s home. Brace died at the scene and Townsend died at a hospital.
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly says Paschall was arrested Monday night at his mother’s home in Springdale
Paschall is being held on $1 million bond in Fayetteville, Arkansas, pending extradition. Online records do not indicate that he has an attorney.
Washburn is about 65 miles southeast of Joplin.