Fifth man in custody in connection to Cape Girardeau murder investigation

5th suspect in deadly shooting in custody

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A fifth man is in custody in connection to a murder investigation.

According to Cape Girardeau police, Jaden Young, 20 of Cape Girardeau, turned himself in to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, August 7.

He was wanted in connection to the July 20 murder of Anthony Miller. He is currently being held on a $1 million bond for second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, second-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.

The Newport Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas took Clarence Smith into custody on Thursday afternoon, August 6. He was wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, second-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.

Cape Girardeau police say Derrick Derrell Stafford, 20, of Mounds, Ill., was taken into custody on Tuesday, August 4. He is being held in the Cape Girardeau County Jail on $1 million bond for second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, second-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.

As of Tuesday, July 28, the Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad was disbanded and the Cape Girardeau Police Department took over the investigation.

Robert Ervin Simmons, 40, from Cape Girardeau, was taken into custody Monday afternoon on a warrant issued through the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

He is being held on a no-bond warrant for second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, first-degree burglary and first-degree attempted robbery.

Brandon M. Pratt, 32, of Cape Girardeau was arrested on Friday morning, July 24. He was charged with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, first-degree burglary and first-degree attempted robbery.

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Posted by Cape Girardeau Police Department on Friday, July 24, 2020

According to police, 21-year-old Anthony Miller, of Cape Girardeau, was shot at 12:30 a.m. on July 20 in the 400 block of Sheridan.

Miller was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Yellow crime scene tape could be seen outside of an apartment complex on the 400 block of Sheridan Drive. (Source: KFVS/Jordin Wyatt)
Yellow crime scene tape could be seen outside of an apartment complex on the 400 block of Sheridan Drive. (Source: KFVS/Jordin Wyatt) (Source: KFVS/Jordin Wyatt)

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