Two men charged in connection with a Clinton Officer's death make their first court appearance

Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol/MGN
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TOPEKA (WIBW)-- Two men charged in connection with the death of a Clinton Police officer made their first court appearances Friday.

Ian McCarthy appeared via video conference from a jail less than three blocks from where authorities say he shot and killed Officer Gary Michael late Sunday night.

The judge entered a not a guilty plea on his behalf and he remains jailed without bond.

The prosecutor said it's common in a case where the death penalty is possible.

McCarthy is expected to be back in court in October.

William Noble was is accused of giving McCarthy the gun used in officer Michael's death. Then hiding it while McCarthy was on the run for two days.

Visitation for Officer Michael was held Friday night at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

His funeral is Saturday at the Benson Convention Center.

Officer Michael leaves behind a wife, three children and a grandchild.