Two suspects arrested in death of Hayti man

Thursday, April 10, 2008

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Hayti resident Dary McIntyre, 35.

Quinn Lee Amerson, 21, and Shannon Amerson, 23, both of Steele, Mo., have been charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of felony stealing and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.

No bond has been set. The two suspects are scheduled to appear Monday before Judge Byron Luber.

McIntyre had been reported missing Sunday when authorities learned that a vehicle he was considering purchasing was in the floodwaters of the Mississippi River at Caruthersville.

A Pemiscot County resident observed the rear spoiler of the vehicle sticking up out of the water.

Authorities contacted friends and relatives of McIntyre, and those discussions led them to investigate in Steele. Authorities learned there might be physical evidence in a trash container at a business in Steele.

According to a statement released by Lt. Ryan Holder with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, when authorities pieced together the evidence they interviewed the two suspects, and the men later confessed to their involvement in McIntyre's death.

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