A New Madrid man charged after a Highway Patrolman was shot during a vehicle stop in March gets a change of venue to Dunklin County. 43-year-old Tonya Brown, 25-year-old Jermaine Dennis, and 19-year-old Maurice Ely all pled not guilty to 2nd-degree murder. The three are charged in connection with a traffic stop March 10th on I-55 near Matthews. Brown was driving a car stopped for following too closely. As troopers approached, a passenger in the front seat fired shots. The patrolmen returned fire, killing the passenger. One of the officers suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. Dennis and Ely were passengers. Brown goes to trial on the 25th in Scott County. Dennis has a trial January 14th in Benton. Ely received a change of venue from New Madrid to Kennett. He will appear Wednesday before Judge Stephen Sharp.
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