STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. (KAIT) - Officers in Stoddard County arrested a 16-year-old from Jonesboro in connection with a murder.
In a probable cause affidavit from the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to the 600-block of Duckett Street in Advance, Missouri on Tuesday, Jan. 28, just after 4:25 a.m. for a burglary alarm.
Just before 5 a.m., Advance Police Chief Donnie Bohnsack arrived and noticed the front door was forced open.
Chief Bohnsack later found the victim dead, lying face-down on the floor.
Through their investigation, police named three suspects in the case, one of them 16-year-old Dominque Haynes, a runaway juvenile from Jonesboro, but had been living in Oran, Missouri.
Investigators interviewed Haynes around 11:30 a.m. that morning.
In the interview, Haynes admitted that he and two other suspects went to the home of the victim to rob him.
They first went to the residence to “scout” it out, which included taking photos of the residence and photos of the victim asleep.
Haynes told investigators he went to the back door at the time of the burglary, but then ran away when the other suspects went inside.
Haynes also admitted the two other suspects brought a gun back from the residence, and that Haynes was punched and kicked by one of the suspects for running away.
According to the affidavit, investigators believed Haynes went back to check on the victim after the incident.
On April 10, investigators received the autopsy report of the victim.
It showed the victim died “as a result of complications from blunt injuries to the head and along with apparent neck compression.”
The affidavit mentioned the victim also suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the left jaw.
Haynes was being held in the Stoddard County jail over the weekend with no bond on charges of 2nd-degree murder, robbery 1st-degree, and burglary 1st-degree.