Man Charged in Death of Afghanistan War Veteran

7 years 10 months 6 days ago Wednesday, January 11 2012 Jan 11, 2012 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:49:00 AM CST January 11, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

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.

 

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