FULTON — A central Missouri man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after a series of shootings that prompted police to warn people who knew him to leave the area.
Joshua William Maylee was charged with the crimes Friday morning — a day after he was captured by police. He also was charged with one count of first-degree assault.
He is accused of fatally shooting Eugene Pinet and his wife, Jackie, at their home in the Holts Summit area Tuesday night. He also is charged with killing Jeffrey Werdehausen and wounding his wife in a shooting at their home in the same area.
Police say the killings were not random but have declined to say why the victims might have been targeted.
The Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad had 98 leads as of 11 a.m. Friday and was pursuing 12 more, according to a news release from the squad. Investigators were also trying to recover Maylee's vehicle and the weapons used.
Sgt. Robert Bruchsaler of the squad said at a morning news conference in Callaway County that Maylee "acted alone."
Maylee had not asked for an attorney at that time, Bruchsaler said.
Missourian reporter Dustin Renwick contributed to this article.