Man charged with murdering 6-year-old Missouri boy

08/28/2014 12:59 PM

08/28/2014 4:01 PM

A 27-year-old Missouri man was being held on $1 million bond in connection with the slaying of a 6-year-old boy.

Online court records show Scottie Alan Willet of Columbia was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the child’s death. The Fulton Sun reports Willet was taken into custody Thursday morning in a Sedalia trailer park after an overnight manhunt.

Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Paul Reinsch told the newspaper the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office called the patrol at 3:15 a.m. asking to use its helicopter to search for a suspect near Millersburg.

The Sedalia Democrat reports Willet was located through a cell phone ping, and a handgun was found in his vehicle.

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