MILLER COUNTY, Mo. — On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, Terry E. Ewens, 57, of Eldon, Mo., was charged in Miller County with 1st degree murder, 1st degree domestic assault, 1st degree burglary, two counts of 1st degree kidnapping, and unlawful use of a weapon.
The charges stem from Ewens' alleged involvement in a homicide and hostage situation that occurred at 18 Emery Road, near Rocky Mount, on the morning of Sept. 5, 2020. During the incident, authorities say a 71-year-old female was killed and a 51-year-old female and 83-year-old male were injured. Officers made entry into the home as they say Ewens was actively assaulting the male.
Ewens was taken into custody at 12:24 p.m. that day. The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by members of the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.
Ewens' bond is set at $500,000 cash or surety and he is currently being held at the Miller County Jail.