Murder suspect taken into custody

Murder suspect taken into custody

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley confirmed to Region 8 News that they have taken a murder suspect into custody.

Whiteley said officers took Eric Wyatt, 39, of Poplar Bluff into custody near the Valley Plaza Shopping Center around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wyatt was wanted on a first-degree murder charge and was considered armed and dangerous.

Whiteley said they arrested Wyatt without incident.

Wyatt was wanted in connection to the death of Marion Carter, 79, of Poplar Bluff who reportedly died of blunt force trauma.

Read more details about the case here.

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