Springfield woman charged for shooting Laclede Co couple

The victims, James and Ashley West.

Photo courtesy of the Laclede County Record

Charges are filed in Laclede County against a woman for shooting two people last Thursday, one of them her ex son-in-law.

Becki Stalder, 44, of Springfield, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree assault resulting in serious injuries and two counts of armed criminal action.

The shooting happened Thursday night in Phillipsburg.  When police responded to several 911 calls in the area, they found two gunshot victims.  Both were airlifted to a Springfield hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. 

Stalder was arrested after the Missouri State Highway Patrol used a helicopter and an infrared camera to locate a heat source walking on nearby railroad tracks.  She was taken into custody without incident. 

There’s no update on the condition of the victims.