3 charged in connection with Springfield killing

February 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Three men face charges in connection with the killing of a man at a mobile home park in Springfield, Missouri.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 28-year-old Dustin Stacey, 27-year-old Shane Stamm and 34-year-old Jerry Earls Jr. are charged with felony murder and other crimes in the Feb. 1 death of 38-year-old Kenneth Clark.

Earls and Stacey are in custody, and authorities say a warrant has been issued for the arreset of Stamm.

Prosecutors say in court documents the killing was “retaliatory” and probably linked to a dispute over drug debts or competing drug distribution networks.

Witnesses told police that three suspects forced their way into a mobile home and fatally shot Clark before fleeing.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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