Warsaw Man Dies During Reported Scuffle

Adam Dean Howe
Enterprise Staff
A 63-year-old Warsaw woman has been charged with a couple of felonies after law enforcement responded to a domestic disturbance call on Tuesday, December 22.
Just before 6:30 AM on December 22, the Benton County Sheriff’s Department received a call in reference to a domestic disturbance where a male subject was shot and killed. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, it appeared that the victim had died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the upper torso of his body. It was determined that Patricia Garvey of Warsaw retrieved the shotgun while engaged in an altercation with the victim.
Garvey reportedly told authorities she had retrieve the firearm after a brief break in the domestic dispute. According to Garvey, the victim began to approach her, he then swiped the muzzle of the gun to the side, at which time the gun went off and struck the victim near his left shoulder. The victim reportedly succumbed to his wounds after falling to the ground.
Garvey is charged with a Class C Felony for Involuntary Manslaughter in the First Degree and an Unclassified Felony for Armed Criminal Action. The court amended Garvey’s original bond of $200,000 to $25,000 cash or surety.
According to court documents Garvey has no previous convictions or crimes involving violence.
Garvey’s initial appearance was held Wednesday, December 23. Her next court proceeding is scheduled to be held at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 5 at Benton County Circuit Court.