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Witnesses Describe Holden Murder

On September 26, Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies answered a call to a residence in the 1100 block of SW U Highway in Holden on a report of a woman being shot.

When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered a deceased female. Cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound.

Sabrina (Farris) Page, age 29, Holden, was the victim officers discovered. During a search of the crime scene, officers located two .45 caliber bullet casings near the victim’s body.

Officers continued their investigation of the scene and subsequently arrested Daniel Allen Page, 30, Holden, for the murder of Sabrina Page.

A witness at the residence stated that Daniel Page had been drinking prior to the shooting. The witness, who was in the another bedroom at the time of the shooting, said the Daniel Page and Sabrina Page went into their bedroom and were arguing. The witness then heard a gunshot.

Upon investigating the gunshot, the witness observed the defendant run into the kitchen and then back into the bedroom. Prior to the shooting, the witness characterized both the defendant and the victim as “talking meanly to each other.”

A second witness arrived at the residence subsequent to the shooting. This witness reported walking into the bedroom and observing the defendant holding the victim.

The witness then reported Daniel Page picked up a handgun and held it to his head and said he was going to kill himself.
Page then fired the gun into the ceiling, according to the witness.

The probable cause statement from the circuit court of Johnson County says that Detective Greg Martin of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office related the following:

“I have probable cause to believe that Daniel Allen Page willfully committed one or more criminal offenses.

“I believe the defendant is a danger to a victim, witness, or other person and/or defendant is likely to fail to appear for court.”

Detective Martin continued, saying the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office had been to the Page residence on at least four previous occasions for reported domestic disputes.

The statement went on to say that while Daniel Page was being taken into custody, he became combative and had to be physically restrained by officers.

During an interview with the defendant, he admitted to accidentally shooting the victim.

The Johnson County Prosecutor’s office filed charges against Daniel Page on September 27 on nine offenses.

The following charges were filed against Daniel Page – Count I, Murder, 2nd Degree, Class A Felony; Count II, Armed Criminal Action, Class U Felony; Count III, Voluntary Manslaughter, Class B Felony; Count IV, Armed Criminal Action, Class U Felony; Count V, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Class E Felony; Count VI, Murder, 2nd Degree, Class A Felony; Count VII, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Class A Felony; Count VIII, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, 1st Degree, Class B Felony; Count IX, Armed Criminal Action, Class U Felony.

Daniel Page remains in jail, being held without bond.

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