Two additional charges were filed yesterday against a Marshall man accused of being involved in physical altercations at Mercer on May 10th. The new counts filed by Prosecuting Attorney John Young accuse 64 year old Gene Pattie of first degree burglary as well as kidnapping to facilitate the commission of a felony.
After Dave Neimeyer was shot at his woodworking shop on the Mercer square, the Mercer county sheriff's office said Pattie is accused of going to the Neimeyer residence a few blocks away and confronting Ginny Neimeyer inside the house;
then tackling her in the back yard when she ran away.
The burglary charge is in the first degree involves the suspects' alleged illegal entry into a house while another person was present. The other charge, related to kidnapping provisions of the Missouri statutes, accuses Pattie of inflicting physical injury on, OR, terrorizing a victim while committing a crime.
Pattie now faces a total of seven felony counts in Mercer County. He remains in custody without bond pending his next appearance June 4th ( 9 am) in the associate division of the Mercer County Circuit Court.
Pattie, a former Trenton resident, waived formal arraignment and pleaded NOT guilty to the first five counts when he appeared Tuesday morning in circuit court.
Pattie is represented by a public defender who today, made an oral request to set bond. The request was opposed by the Mercer county prosecuting attorney. Associate Circuit Court Judge Brad Funk declined to make any change so Pattie remains in custody of the Mercer county sheriff's department without bond.
Pattie faces charges of attempted first degree murder; first degree assault; attempted forcible rape; and two counts of armed criminal action.
Another court document indicates the prosecuting attorney has filed a forfeiture request under the criminal activity forfeiture act.
The sheriff's office has reported Pattie drove his car to Mercer then used it to drive from Dave Neimeyer's woodworking shop to the Neimeyer residence a few blocks away. Authorities said a 38 caliber hand gun was found in the trunk of the car. Dave Neimeyer was shot three times but is described by a family member as recovering in a regular room at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Neimeyer was moved out of the hospitals' intensive care unit about five days after the shooting.