Missouri man charged in 6-year-old's death

Print
Email
|

by AP

KMOV.com

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 28 at 4:17 PM

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year-old Missouri man was being held on $1 million bond in connection with the slaying of a 6-year-old boy.

Online court records show Scottie Alan Willet of Columbia was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the child's death. The Fulton Sun reports Willet was taken into custody Thursday morning in a Sedalia trailer park after an overnight manhunt.

Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Paul Reinsch told the newspaper the Callaway County Sheriff's Office called the patrol at 3:15 a.m. asking to use its helicopter to search for a suspect near Millersburg.

The Sedalia Democrat reports Willet was located through a cell phone ping, and a handgun was found in his vehicle.

Authorities have scheduled a news conference for later Thursday afternoon.

Print
Email
|