A Kirksville man is in jail accused of a gruesome killing.
Paul R. Potter, 49, is accused of hacking off the arms of a person and throwing the appendages at witnesses. Potter is being held on a $1 million cash only bond. A judge said he would have to put up $100,000 cash to be released from jail on charges of second-degree murder, second-degree arson and felony tampering with a motor vehicle.
Adair County Coroner Brian Noe said the victim was a male.
"They were just neighbors," he said.
Noe said he could not discuss further details until fingerprint and DNA information confirms the identity of the person slain.
Noe said the slaying has upset the community.
"It's awful," he said.
Police responding late Sunday to a report of a disturbance said they found Potter near a burning car and two nearby apartments on fire. A police report says officers saw Potter throw two objects at witnesses that were later determined to be human arms.
An armless body with multiple stab wounds was discovered in a nearby apartment.
Potter was charged Monday. He does not have a court date set.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Copyright 2013 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:11 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:11:23 GMT
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler .Authorities say the accident happened near the intersection of County Road 2142 and County RoadMore >>
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:48:25 GMT
Lufkin DPS and the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office are on the scene of a two vehicle crash, where a car was forced into a house. The accident happened sometime before 6 a.m. on Highway 59 southwestMore >>
A man has died after authorities say a pickup crashed into a car and slammed it into a house in Garrison.More >>