On August 31st, 2013 at approximately 8:50 pm the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call stating that a man had shot his son on Pike 52. Jeff Chisholm 22 of St John, MO was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Coroner, Jim Turner.

Michael Lee Phillips 45 of St John, MO and the father of Jeff Chisholm has been charged in this incident. Phillips has been charged by Pike County Prosecutor Mark Fisher with the class A felony of murder in the second degree and with armed criminal action. Bond was set at $200,000.00 cash only by the Honorable Judge David Ash.

Based in information included in a probable cause statement submitted by Pike County Sheriff’s Deputies, Chisholm had been in both verbal and physical altercations with Phillips and other family members. Phillips also claims to have fired a warning shot at Chisholm.

Phillips was still in the Pike County Jail at the time of this release.

All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

*Press release from the Pike County Sheriff's Office