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Memphis Man Charged After Shooting Incident

Written by on October 2, 2021

MEMPHIS, Mo.- A Memphis man is behind bars as a result of an earlier shooting incident.  Memphis Police Captain Bill Holland tells KMEM News that 58-year old Richard Michael Soltis was arrested on Friday after being placed on a 24-hour investigative hold on Thursday. 

The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on Saturday, September 18th.  At that time, a call was received around 2 pm by Scotland County dispatch stating that a man had shot himself at a residence located at 321 Jackson Street.  Upon arrival at the scene, responding units found and identified Soltis as the man who had been shot.  He was conscious and responsive at that time and spoke with responding officers at the scene.  He was transported by Air Evac helicopter to Columbia for treatment of his injuries.  According to Holland, Soltis was under a restraining order at the time of the incident which did not allow him to enter that residence.

As a result of the ensuing investigation, Soltis was arrested and charged with a Class E felony of 1st Degree Stalking, as well as Class A Misdemeanors of Violation of an Order of Protection for an Adult, 4th Degree Domestic Assault, and 2nd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Soltis is currently lodged in the Scotland County Jail with a $50,000 cash-only bond.  He is scheduled for initial arraignment on Monday morning at 9 am in the Scotland County courtroom.