Man Charged in Death of Afghanistan War Veteran
GREENFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man is charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of an Afghanistan war veteran from Lockwood.
Dade County authorities say 28-year-old Anthony Cheek was charged Tuesday in the July 2011 death of 30-year-old Chad Clayton. He was found dead in his home in Lockwood.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol had suspended the investigation in November, saying all leads had been exhausted.
A probable cause statement indicates Cheek was injured in a fight that began during a marijuana deal.
Cheek is being held without bond in the Dade County Jail. Online court records indicate he has asked for a public defender.