Two from Bollinger Co. charged in homicide investigation

Two suspects in a Bollinger Co. homicide investigation have been identified.
Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 8:06 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2022 at 6:24 AM CDT
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BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Two people have been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation in Bollinger County.

According to the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office, James Primer and Angela Thompson, of Marble Hill, were both arrested and charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action.

Both are accused in the shooting death of 31-year-old Devon Matlock of Farmington, Mo.

The sheriff’s office said Matlock was shot at a home on State Highway JJ on Tuesday night, July 19.

The investigation began when deputies were called to a business outside of the city limits of Marble Hill in reference to a man with a gunshot wound.

When they arrived, shortly before 9:30 a.m., they found Matlock unresponsive inside of a vehicle.

Deputies began first aid and continued to do so until an ambulance crew arrived.

Matlock was then rushed to a Cape Girardeau hospital, where he died from his injuries.

On Wednesday, July 20, arrest warrants were issued by the Honorable Judge Alan J. Beussink for both Primer and Thompson.

Sheriff Casey Graham said Primer and Thompson are each being held on a $1 million cash bond.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Bollinger County Coroner’s Office assisted with the investigation.

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