On Wednesday, November 20, a warrant was issued in the Circuit Court of Ralls County charging Tracey M. Ray (47) of Center, with two counts of Assault in the First Degree, a class A felony, and two counts of Armed Criminal Action, an unspecified felony. Bond was set at $100,000 cash only.
These charges are the result of an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol after the officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on July 2, where two members of the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office were wounded in a shootout with Ray.
Earlier this morning, November 21, the warrant was served at a residence in Center, Missouri by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. She is being lodged at the Pike County Jail.
Once at the jail, Ray appeared in court for an arraignment via video. During that appearance, a bond reduction request was denied. Her next scheduled court appearance is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27.
An investigation into Ray’s time at her job as Center City Clerk by the Missouri State Auditor’s Office is ongoing and may result in future charges.
All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.