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Ex-wife arrested, charged in murder of Hayti man

Heather Cummings (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Department) Heather Cummings (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Department)
Authorities say David "Tray" Phelps had been beaten to death with an unknown object. (Source: Phelps' mother, Kathy Skeleton) Authorities say David "Tray" Phelps had been beaten to death with an unknown object. (Source: Phelps' mother, Kathy Skeleton)
Heather Cummings (Source: Carter County Sheriff's Department) Heather Cummings (Source: Carter County Sheriff's Department)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A fifth person has been arrested in connection to an ongoing investigation into the murder of a Hayti, Missouri man in September.

Heather Cummings, 26, of Boonville, Mo., was arrested Friday night on a warrant From Pemiscot County, charging her with murder in the 1st degree.

The arrest is the result of the continuing investigation of the murder of David L. "Tray" Phelps which occurred in Hayti on September 24.

Sheriff Greenwell says Cummings is the ex-wife of Phelps.

She is being held in the Cooper County Jail with no bond.

Sheriff Tommy Greenwell says deputies from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office will return her to Pemiscot County "in the next few days."

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