Jury Will Decide Ehrlich’s Fate

A Neosho man accused of trying to kill a man after a bar fight has a week-long jury trial scheduled in January. 32-year-old Michael Ehrlich is charged with Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide and misdemeanor Pointing A Firearm. According to the criminal complaint, Ehrlich and the victim had been at odds with each other for months. The victim accused Ehrlich of inappropriate contact with his girlfriend while Ehrlich was reportedly assaulted by the victim outside the bar the night in question in May. When the victim returned to his Town of Rubicon home to walk his dog, Ehrlich allegedly yelled that he was going to “kill him” and fired three shots at him. Ehrlich’s girlfriend told investigators that her boyfriend was sick the ongoing hostility so he grabbed his gun and went to the victim’s house to scare him. If he is convicted, the charges carry a maximum penalty of over 60 years in prison.