MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Division of Drug and Crime Control - P.O. Box 568 - Jefferson City, Mo. 65102
For further information please contact: Sergeant Erik Eidson
October 30, 2012
EMPHASIS: Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control concluded an officer-involved shooting investigation which involved Sheriff Chris Degase in Douglas County on August 30, 2012. As a result of this investigation, the Douglas County Prosecutor’s Office filed formal charges against Crystal D. Prock, 30. Troopers arrested Prock, who is being charged with felony resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, and receiving stolen property. Prock is being held in the Ozark County Jail.
The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.