BOLIVAR, Mo. -- The Polk County, Mo. prosecutor charged a fugitive from the state of Texas in the shooting death of a Bolivar man.
Michael Ybarra faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Joshua Shawn Phillips Monday morning. Officers found Phillips shot to death on the floor of a home on West Buffalo Road.
Investigators say they tracked Ybarra down through footsteps in paint. Detectives found a paint can knocked over at the scene. They say they then found boots with paint on them in Ybarra's home later that morning.
Investigators say Ybarra has a criminal history in both California and Texas.