The manhunt for Ian McCarthy, who police say fatally shot a rookie police officer at a Missouri traffic stop is over, police announced Tuesday night.
As part of the investigation into Michael's killing, officers went to talk to Noble at his home in Clinton on Thursday morning, according to the affidavit filed to support the charge against Noble. The suspect drove a few blocks before crashing the auto and fleeing on foot.
Bill Lowe says the unspecified gun was found Thursday in a creek about two miles north of Clinton, where 37-year-old officer Gary Michael was shot and killed Sunday night.
William Noble is charged with tampering with evidence after police say he got rid of the gun in a local pond.
Ian McCarthy, 39, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Michael's death.
At that point, police claim Noble 'acted visibly upset and faked crying'.
Police say he then changed his story and admitted he bought the gun for McCarthy who had asked him to do so.
McCarthy served time in prison in New Hampshire for first-degree assault and a parole violation.
An active warrant was also issued for his arrest in 2011 on charges of being a felon in possession of a unsafe weapon, reckless conduct and disorderly conduct. As a convicted felon, McCarthy can not legally own a firearm.
McCarthy was convicted of stabbing Michael Pawlick, 23 at the time, during a fight involving at least seven young men at Maple and Auburn streets in Manchester during 2001, police said. They say it matched the description of the rifle used and appeared to be the weapon used in the murder. They told The Kansas City Star that McCarthy generally stayed inside his home only a few blocks from where Michael was killed and seemed to spend his time playing video games and hunting and fishing.
"He's an odd duck", Hannah said. One neighbor, Whitney Julian, said McCarthy had a temper, once "going berserk" when heavy machinery woke him up - at about 10 a.m.