A Kirksville man is in jail accused of a gruesome killing.
Paul R. Potter, 49, is accused of hacking off the arms of a person and throwing the appendages at witnesses. Potter is being held on a $1 million cash only bond. A judge said he would have to put up $100,000 cash to be replaced from jail on charges of second-degree murder, second-degree arson and felony tampering with a motor vehicle.
Authorities have not released details on the victim. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe was in a meeting Tuesday morning and could not be reached for comment.
Police responding late Sunday to a report of a disturbance said they found Potter near a burning car and two nearby apartments on fire. A police report says officers saw Potter throw two objects at witnesses that were later determined to be human arms.
An armless body with multiple stab wounds was discovered in a nearby apartment.
Potter was charged Monday. He does not have a court date set.