Gun pulled during altercation on campus, two arrested

Written by Muleskinner Staff

By BETHANY SHERROW
News Editor
(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Two people were arrested Monday following a fight where a gun was displayed on the University of Central Missouri campus.

Darrain Q. Rudolph, Keemo Rei'Diem Rudolph
From left: Darrain Q. Rudolph, Keemo Rei’Diem Rudolph

Darrain Q. Rudolph, 24, of Warrensburg, and Keemo Rei’Diem Rudolph, 21, of Clarksville, Tennessee, were both charged Tuesday with unlawful use of a weapon, a class D felony. They are each being held in the Johnson County Jail in lieu of a $7,500 cash-only bond.
Jeff Murphy, assistant director of UCM media relations, said UCM Public Safety responded at noon Monday to a report of a group of five males in an altercation near the south side of the Elliott Student Union.
Murphy said the group of individuals moved to the visitors parking lot on the south side of Clark Street before leaving in separate vehicles.
“Someone allegedly displayed a gun during that process,” Murphy said.
Scott Rhoad, director of UCM Public Safety, said the fight had dispersed and the five individuals were gone by the time Public Safety officers responded.
Rhoad said the individuals were stopped at state Route 13 and Division Road, just east of Warrensburg, by a Johnson County deputy and a trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Warrensburg police and UCM Public Safety officers then arrived to assist.
A firearm with one bullet in the chamber and a full magazine of ammunition was discovered in the Camaro driven by Darrain Q. Rudolph, according to the probable cause statement filed in Circuit Court for the 17th Judicial Circuit.
Officers found a firearm in the pocket of Keemo Rei’Diem Rudolph’s shorts. The firearm had a full magazine of ammunition, according to court records. He was driving a white Honda.
Murphy said the two men are not UCM students.
“We don’t have any idea why they were on campus,” Murphy said.
Murphy said the university does not permit guns on campus.
Darrain Q. Rudolph told officers he was involved in the altercation with the other group of males, and that he took a firearm from his waistband and displayed it, according to the probable cause statement.
Keemo Rei’Diem Rudolph told officers he was involved in the argument and that he pointed a firearm at the other group of males, according to court records.