CUSTODY ISSUE: Dad Tasered, Mom Takes Child

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A custody dispute led to the arrest of two Missouri residents in Boone last week following a shooting incident.

Boone police were called to 321 Greene Street Friday around 3:30 p.m. On the way to the call officers were informed there had been shots fired at the location. When they arrived they found the ex-husband of a neighbor had fired the gun and he was secured by officers.

During the investigation it was determined the man had fired the shots to deflate the tires of a vehicle two people were using to leave the scene with a child. Witnesses confirmed his story and he was released.

The father of the child told police 35-year-old Kelly Cooney, the mother of his two-year-old son, and 50-year-old Kevin Carter forced their way into his home and used a stun gun on him. The father was holding the child at the time.

Cooney took the child from the father and left with Carter. The neighbor's ex-husband witnessed this and went to his ex-wife's residence to retrieve his gun. He then fired shots to deflate their vehicle's tires. Police say he has a valid weapons permit.

Kris Wolf lives next door. "I was playing a game of Parcheesi with our two seven year olds and I heard 'bam, bam, bam' that sounded like gunshots so we came out and looked and that's when all the police were coming," Wolf said. "I'm scared of gun fire in my neighborhood with seven kids here."

Cooney and Carter were able to get away and went to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Boone police say according to Iowa Courts, Cooney does not have custody of the boy. There is some legal issue over custody pending in Missouri, where Cooney and Carter live.

Cooney is charged with conspiracy to commit first degree burglary, conspiracy to go armed with intent, and child endangerment.

Carter is charged with first degree burglary, going armed with intent, assault causing serious injury, and carrying a weapon.

Cooney and Carter are being held in the Boone County Jail.

The child is back in the care of the father.

The investigation into the case continues.


  • William Denison

    I’m not passing judgment just wondering wouldn’t the kid get a jolt if being held by someone tazed?

    • Brittius

      No, no. My apologies to you. The article is not about White Trash, I was commenting on some comment made to me for reblogging the article.
      The articles from many news sources are delivered into my Reader Pane, and there is no provision to block the source, in this case WHO.TV, and, encourages the reblogging, so that is why they, and not me, time stamp “Reblogged this…”, because I would simply rather have reblogged and nothing to disturb the source, especially if readers or employees are somehow upset with news from your area being blogged all over the globe. I do not make any money for this, the source gets the link from my site and readers then come here to look around at the news.
      If I had anything better to do, I would do it, but retired since the 20th Century, and doubt anything will come along. I don’t even like computers.
      I would like to get away from the blog by August, but now a new dynamic opened, where I am asking questions as to why, monitors of my blog are pushing for me to run again with law enforcement, because I really don’t care about much of anything, anymore. But I would, have to put the blog down. I doubt it. I’m not really interested. I’m kind of used to blogging from 4:30am to 9:00pm, as it keeps me busy.
      Again, to you, the article, written by Kelly Maricle, is outstanding, and done in a professional manner.

      • William Denison

        My offer to meet in Denver to Vape up is still good. I would love to spend a day just talking with you.

      • Brittius

        I’m in New York. You probably wouldn’t like me much. Retired old cop, and salty ex-Marine. Kind of like a Dinosaur… Almost Extinct – But Still Feared.
        Thanks anyway, Bill.

      • William Denison

        Ex Air Force cop / ex Army combat Eng. Retired,empty nester here as well. If I’m ever up your way will ya let me take ya to Katz”s?

      • Brittius

        Wow, Katz’! Haven’t been there in years. Katz’ used to be one of the priority runs. We would order about two shopping bags of food for everyone. Over the bridge, and into Manhattan.

      • Brittius

        Ed Koch used to go there and hold “Maven Court”. The staff would bring him a platter and a ruler. He used to measure how thick the sandwiches were, and we (cops) learned to look at the height that Katz’ would build their sandwiches. Even when in plainclothes or business suit, they used to shout, “Who’s putting the cops’ order together?”. They were great.

      • William Denison

        Have you considered writing a crime novel? War novel? I bet you could tell some storys about NYPD. Your the real deal man. :) Easy on the color thing. We here in Iowa are pretty much past color. Not perfect but who is.

      • Brittius

        Though about writing a few times and never really had the stomach for it. Actually, I wish that I could forget things as I forget just about everything else. Maybe too much on my mind with one of my daughters fighting cervical cancer that seems to not want to be removed and keeps raising its head, and my wife just underwent surgery not too long ago for late stage-3 cervical cancer, I am too busy running to doctor offices, medical centers, pharmacies.
        I was only a garden variety Marine who did his job. I was only a cop that worked every lousy assignment and learned the job, before promotions. Many, were much better than me, on both accounts. Thanks, anyway. Now suddenly, Interpol took an interest because of my experience, but I think I’m too old, and the best days are long behind me.

      • William Denison

        Sir I know you may be set in your ways as we sometimes all are. Your doing the most important job in the world right now and that is taking care of family. I also have been down the road you are on now 2 times .Please do not underestimate what med cannabis can do for your girl.I’m not useing this post to promote med cannabis but rather to just state fact.

  • crazy.

    I have never understood Brittius and his ‘reblogging’ If we’ve read the article here, why do we need to go to his site to read it again?
    AND, what does not wanting to go to his site have to do with being white? I’m white. While I believe Brittius can reblog all he wants. I don’t understand why he does it, or why he has to announce it to all of us that he did it. And I certainly don’t understand how my confusion and my heritage are connected.

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