FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
August 15th, 2012
Cpl. Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff's Office
Kansas Teen Charged in Shooting Paintballs from Vehicle
18 year old Blake E. Winchester of Overland Park Kansas was charged today with Third Degree Assault after he was arrested on Tuesday in Cleveland Missouri by Cass County Deputies.
Around 5:45pm Tuesday deputies were dispatched to the area of State Route D and State Route W after receiving a report that a passenger in a car was struck in the neck by a paintball that was shot from a passing vehicle on the highway. The victim followed the suspect's vehicle to a gas station in Cleveland where local police stood by until Cass County Deputies arrived on the scene.
The victim, a 39 year old man from Cleveland, was treated and released at the scene for his injuries. A second victim also contacted Deputies about the incident. The 45 year old Drexel man stated that his vehicle had b