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Marshall man who allegedly fired gun at officer taken into custody in Alabama

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Update: Roettgen’s attorney said prosecutors dropped most of the charges against Carl Roettgen, reportedly saying no reasonable jury would find him guilty of first degree assault and armed criminal action.  Instead, Roettgen pleaded guilty to resisting arrest.  Read here how the Saline County Prosecutor decided to dismiss the charges because the video evidence did not match the statements given by two officers on the scene.

MARSHALL, Mo. — Police in Marshall, Mo. said a man wanted for violating his parole and allegedly attempting to shoot an officer has been arrested.

Carl Roettgen, 31,  was taken into custody in Gulf Shores, Ala. Tuesday  night where he is waiting on extradition to Missouri.

Police said Roettgen was in a vehicle and trying to get away from police when an officer climbed into the passenger side of the suspect’s car and tried to take the keys out of the ignition.

The officer claims that Roettgen tried to shoot him at close range, but the gun did not discharge.