Bond Revoked For Missouri Murder Suspect From Springdale

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The $1 million bond for a Springdale man charged with murder in Barry County, Mo. has been revoked.

According to the county circuit clerk’s office, Christopher Lee Paschall, 38, will be in court on April 1, 2016 for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m.

The Barry County Jail stated that Paschall is behind bars without bond on the following charges:

  • first-degree murder
  • first-degree assault
  • armed criminal action
  • two violation of protection order charges

Paschall was arrested on January 5, 2015 after law enforcement said he shot his ex-girlfriend and her grandfather at a home in Washburn, Mo. before kidnapping his child.

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office later identified the woman as Casey Lee Brace, 29, and her grandfather as Herbert Townsend, 76.

The sister of Brace said that her sibling was shot once in the head. The sister also said the grandfather tried to get a gun, was shot four times, crawled to a phone and called 911.

A Barry County deputy was dispatched to the home after the call. According to a probable cause affidavit, the deputy walked in after seeing Brace laying on the floor through the front door. He checked her pulse, but she didn’t have any, then he heard Townsend moaning from across the room with a rifle in his hand, the affidavit stated. The deputy asked Townsend if he knew “who did this,” he told him it was “Chris Paschall” and was unable to say anything after that, according to the affidavit.

When Springdale police captured Paschall in January 2015, they found several items at the house that could lead to additional felony charges against him locally. Officers said they recovered a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and 19 firearms. Police also said they found two guns that had been stolen: a .44-caliber Sturm, Ruger pistol stolen in  Washington Count and a .22-caliber Marlin rifle stolen in Madison County.