ROCKY MOUNT – The Miller County Sheriff’s Office is reporting one woman is dead after a domestic disturbance early Saturday morning.
According to a press release from the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home in Rocky Mount just before 4 a.m. for a possible disturbance.
According to the release, when deputies arrived at the scene, they found Terry Ewens, 57. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office reported Ewens was armed and threatened to shoot them.
The release said deputies located a 71-year-old female who was unconscious and a 51-year-old female who was in stable condition. Both were transported to a nearby hospital. The 71-year-old was pronounced dead just before 5 a.m. Her cause of death is still unknown, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Miller County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Ozark Police Department, Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F SWAT officers and crisis intervention negotiators also responded.
The report said that upon further investigation, deputies found an 82-year-old male in the home with Ewens.
Shortly after 12:00p.m., negotiators heard alarming noise from inside the house and SWAT officers entered the house. The release said deputies found Ewens assaulting the 82-year-old and took Ewens into custody. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Miller County Sheriff’s Office reported it found several guns in the house. The report said all victims in the incident are related. It said the suspect is reportedly an acquaintance to the family.
Ewens has been charged with 1st degree domestic assault and additional charges are pending.