Second-degree murder charges filed against two people in connection to Sunday morning death outside Hannibal bar

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Tiara Bonner, left, and Jason Anderson | Photos courtesy of Hannibal Police Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Two people are facing second-degree murder charges in connection to the death of a Hannibal man on Sunday morning. 

Four people have taken into custody after an investigation by the Hannibal Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control. Warrants were issued Monday in the 10th Judicial Circuit of Marion County, charging Tiara T. Bonner, 26, of Hannibal, and Jason D. Anderson, 24, of Hannibal.

Bonner and Anderson were transported to the Marion County Jail and are being held without bond. Two other males involved in the incident were placed on a 24-hour hold pending review by Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Luke Bryant.

A probable cause statement from the Hannibal Police Department Police indicated officers reported at around 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, to the 100 block of North Main to investigate an assault outside Rumors Bar and Grill. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim, Dusty Wilson, 49, of Hannibal, on Main Street with substantial head trauma. Wilson was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital and later to a trauma center in Columbia, Mo., where he died from his injuries.

Video footage from a bystander showed Anderson walking away from Wilson’s body, claiming, “It’s like that. Don’t ever hit no female, bro.” His fists were clenched, and he was dressed in all gray clothing.

A witness reported Anderson kicking Wilson in the face, and the witness also saw Bonner striking Wilson. The witness said Wilson was seen backing into the street as a group ran up and started hitting him. Bonner then allegedly stomped on Wilson’s head while he was on the ground.

Another witness claimed Bonner stomped on Wilson’s head three times while Anderson punched and kicked him once. The witness claimed to have pushed back Anderson, who returned to kick Wilson again.

Detectives continue to conduct their investigation.

The Hannibal Police Department asks anyone who may have been a witness to this incident to contact the department at 573-221-0987 or submit information online at www.hannibalpd.com. 

A criminal charge is merely an allegation. The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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