Man charged with murder in Readsville
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.