The release states the grand jury charges “that the defendant, Dallas T. Hogue, committed the class C felony of involuntary manslaughter.” And continues to say that “on or about December 23, 2017...Hogue recklessly caused the death of Tanya Johnson by shooting her.”
Hogue was also indicted for the class D felony of the unlawful possession of a firearm, and had a similar charge in 2014, according to the release.
PCSD and the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) initiated a joint investigation into Johnson’s shooting immediately following her admittance to PCRMC. Johnson, according to the probable cause statement had a gunshot wound to the back.
Hogue was “present during the shooting incident” according to the original probable cause statement, charging Hogue with unlawful possession of a firearm, and a press release from PCSD that was sent out at the time of his initial arrest. The press release from that arrest further went on to say that Johnson’s wound was in the upper torso.
When asked for clarification about the location of the gunshot wound, Phelps County Sheriff Rick Lisenbe told the Rolla Daily News, “It’s common knowledge she was shot in the back."
An autopsy was performed on Johnson and the cause of death was determined to be “due to a single gunshot wound to the upper torso,” according to a press release from PCSD.
The probable cause statement in the unlawful of a firearm case revealed that a search warrant was executed at the residence where Johnson received the gunshot wound and a “black in color, Ruger .22 caliber pistol was recovered in the living room of the residence near the front door.”
“In addition to the firearm, several rounds of .22 caliber ammunition and spent cartridges were located,” the investigating officer wrote in the first probable cause statement.
Hogue was taken in for questioning on Christmas Eve, according to the first charging document, and admitted to investigators that he was a convicted felon that was not legally able to possess a firearm.
“He stated that Johnson accidentally shot herself at the rear of the residence with a .22 caliber pistol,” the investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement when Hogue was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
Hogue went on to tell officers that he went to the “rear of the residence,” after taking Johnson to a car so he could transport her to seek medical attention, to retrieve the pistol, took it in the house, “where he placed it on a table.”
“He said when he entered the residence, the firearm discharged and a bullet penetrated the floor,” the investigating officer wrote in the first probable cause statement.
That statement also notes that a criminal history check of Hogue revealed that he has “multiple felony convictions.“
According to the initial press release issued by the PCSD, when the case first came to light, the joint investigation by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Phelps County Coroner and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is still on-going.
Anyone having any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Phelps County Detective Sergeant, George Arnold at (573) 426-3860, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant, Scott Mertens at (573)368-2345, or you can remain anonymous by calling the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department Confidential Tip Line at (573) 426-2936.

The release states the grand jury charges “that the defendant, Dallas T. Hogue, committed the class C felony of involuntary manslaughter.” And continues to say that “on or about December 23, 2017...Hogue recklessly caused the death of Tanya Johnson by shooting her.”

Hogue was also indicted for the class D felony of the unlawful possession of a firearm, and had a similar charge in 2014, according to the release.

PCSD and the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) initiated a joint investigation into Johnson’s shooting immediately following her admittance to PCRMC. Johnson, according to the probable cause statement had a gunshot wound to the back.

Hogue was “present during the shooting incident” according to the original probable cause statement, charging Hogue with unlawful possession of a firearm, and a press release from PCSD that was sent out at the time of his initial arrest. The press release from that arrest further went on to say that Johnson’s wound was in the upper torso.

When asked for clarification about the location of the gunshot wound, Phelps County Sheriff Rick Lisenbe told the Rolla Daily News, “It’s common knowledge she was shot in the back."

An autopsy was performed on Johnson and the cause of death was determined to be “due to a single gunshot wound to the upper torso,” according to a press release from PCSD.

The probable cause statement in the unlawful of a firearm case revealed that a search warrant was executed at the residence where Johnson received the gunshot wound and a “black in color, Ruger .22 caliber pistol was recovered in the living room of the residence near the front door.”

“In addition to the firearm, several rounds of .22 caliber ammunition and spent cartridges were located,” the investigating officer wrote in the first probable cause statement.

Hogue was taken in for questioning on Christmas Eve, according to the first charging document, and admitted to investigators that he was a convicted felon that was not legally able to possess a firearm.

“He stated that Johnson accidentally shot herself at the rear of the residence with a .22 caliber pistol,” the investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement when Hogue was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Hogue went on to tell officers that he went to the “rear of the residence,” after taking Johnson to a car so he could transport her to seek medical attention, to retrieve the pistol, took it in the house, “where he placed it on a table.”

“He said when he entered the residence, the firearm discharged and a bullet penetrated the floor,” the investigating officer wrote in the first probable cause statement.

That statement also notes that a criminal history check of Hogue revealed that he has “multiple felony convictions.“

According to the initial press release issued by the PCSD, when the case first came to light, the joint investigation by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Phelps County Coroner and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is still on-going.

Anyone having any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Phelps County Detective Sergeant, George Arnold at (573) 426-3860, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant, Scott Mertens at (573)368-2345, or you can remain anonymous by calling the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department Confidential Tip Line at (573) 426-2936.