Man charged with murder in Readsville

5 days 20 hours 40 minutes ago Wednesday, July 10 2019 Jul 10, 2019 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:37:00 PM CDT July 10, 2019 in News
By: Emily Wolf, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA -- Callaway County Sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Hatfield, 47, Monday morning. He was later charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action. 

Deputies responded to Erin Drive in Readsville for a death investigation just before 10 a.m., according to a press release from the Callaway County Sheriff's office. Once they arrived, deputies identified the deceased as James Newsom, 49. They determined his death was a homicide, and began an investigation. 

The deputies, assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, found Hatfield nearby. Hatfield was arrested and transported to the sheriff's office. 

Hatfield was charged shortly before 8 p.m. He is being held without bond at the Callaway County Jail. 

The investigation is still active. 

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