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Suspect in Paducah murder transported to McCracken Co. jail

Andy B. McAmis (Source: Paducah Police Department) Andy B. McAmis (Source: Paducah Police Department)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

A man charged in connection with a murder last Friday night at Dolly McNutt Plaza was returned to Paducah early Thursday.

Andy B. McAmis, 51, charged late Saturday afternoon with murder in connection with the death of Harold B. Bone, 56, and was arrested Monday night in Joliet, Illinois.

Investigators received information that led them to believe that McAmis had left the Paducah area and possibly was in Joliet, Ill. where he has a friend. Police say McAmis is homeless.

Two Paducah police officers met with Joliet detectives Monday morning.

McAmis was found and arrested just before 6 p.m. Monday.  

While in Joliet, the officers found evidence further implicating McAmis in Bone’s death.

McAmis waived extradition and officers traveled to Joliet on Wednesday afternoon to pick him up.

He was served a warrant charging him with the murder of Bone, and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail early Thursday.

Joliet is about 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

McAmis and Bone were acquaintances. Something happened that sparked a fight between the two around 9 p.m. Friday at Dolly McNutt Plaza.  

Bone’s body was found 12 hours later at 9:16 a.m. Saturday by someone walking past the plaza.

The body had what appeared to be puncture wounds to his torso.

McAmis has an extensive, violent criminal history, including a 2013 conviction for wanton endangerment in Warren County, Ky., according to the Paducah Police Department.

His parole on that conviction ended just last week.

McAmis was being held in jail in Joliet, pending extradition to Kentucky. 

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