Hannibal woman charged with second-degree murder in connection to Sunday morning death in bar; five people now in custody

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Kaelin Rickey | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Police Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A third person is facing second-degree murder charges in connection to the death of a Hannibal man on Sunday morning. 

Kaelin Leslie Rickey, 26, of Hannibal is in 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. Rickey was arrested Wednesday, and an arrest warrant was issued Thursday in the 10th Judicial Circuit of Marion County.

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.

Tiara T. Bonner, 26, of Hannibal, and Jason D. Anderson, 24, of Hannibal are in custody in connection to the incident. Both face second-degree murder charges. They are in the Marion County Jail on no bond.

Thomas D.C. Payne, 29, of Hannibal and Jordan A. Payne, 27, of Hannibal are in custody in connection to the incident. Both face first-degree assault charges. They are in the Marion County Jail on a $100,000 bond. 

During the initial investigation, Rickey was interviewed on the scene as a witness and originally reported seven or eight people were in the street arguing. She said she was inside Rumors and did not see the entire fight. She also provided investigators a photo of Anderson. She denied striking anyone and said she saw Bonner striking a person (whose name was redacted on the probable cause statement) and Anderson kicking that person in the head.

One of the people arrested for their involvement in the incident said Rickey instigated a fight, telling an unidentified person to “get the f*ck out of there.”

Rickey was contacted Wednesday morning at her place of employment and provided a written statement saying she never struck an unidentified person. She claimed to have only stopped between an unidentified person and Bonner while they argued on the sidewalk.

Police have obtained a video from Rumors by a search warranted. It was reviewed, and Rickey is seen and heard on the video at approximately 1:54 a.m.

Rickey is in the Marion County Jail on no bond.

The probable cause statement in the case against Bonner and Anderson indicated a witness testified and a video showed the two stomping and kicking Wilson when he was on the ground.

A witness told the Hannibal Police Department Jordan Payne was seen knocking Wilson’s hat off and arguing with him before a physical altercation started. The same witness said Thomas Payne struck Wilson several times.

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. 

Detectives continue to conduct their investigation. A criminal charge is merely an allegation. The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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