Four more arrested in connection to death of Hannibal man found on Lyon Street last week

Four arrested in Hannibal

Top row from left, Braden Chestnutt, Dakota Laster, Chad Elliot, and Damien McCulley.

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Four more have been charged in connection to the death of a Hannibal man that occurred on last Wednesday, Jan. 25.

On Saturday, four warrants were issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charging the following subjects:

Braden Chestnutt, 19, Assault 1st Degree, Murder 2nd Degree

Chad Elliott, 20, Assault 1st Degree, Murder 2nd Degree, Tampering with a Victim

Damien McCulley, 25, Assault 1st Degree, Murder 2nd Degree, Tampering with a Victim

Dakota Laster, 23,  Assault 1st Degree, Murder 2nd Degree

There are now five arrests in connection to the death of the Hannibal man who was found unresponsive by police officers who were dispatched to the 1200 block of Lyon Street at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Officers arrived on the scene and initiated CPR until medical personnel arrived. The male was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A warrant was issued Thursday, Jan. 26 in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charging Howard J. Rickey, 41, with assault in the first degree and resisting arrest for a felony. 

Detectives with the Hannibal Police Department went to a residence on Darr Street early Thursday morning as part of their investigation. Upon arrival, detectives observed Rickey as he attempted to flee on foot. Officers apprehended Rickey and took him into custody without incident. 

All subjects are being held with no bond in the Marion County Jail. The Hannibal Police Department says the investigation is ongoing.

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