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One charged in weekend shooting death

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

SIKESTON - A Sikeston man remains in custody in connection with a fatal shooting during the holiday weekend.

Robert Eldridge is being held in the Scott County Jail on charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action. Bond is set at $500,000.

Eldridge is charged in connection with the shooting death of Roger Winfield of Sikeston.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, officers were called to 707 Taylor St. at 1:30 a.m. Saturday where they found Winfield lying in the front yard. He died from a single gunshot wound.

Eldridge was taken into the custody at the scene.

"A DPS investigation into the incident indicates that there was an apparent disturbance that occurred between Mr. Eldridge and Mr. Winfield, possibly over some property," reported Drew Juden, Sikeston DPS director in a news release. "The disturbance escalated with Mr. Winfield being shot once."