Third suspect arrested in Springfield drug-deal killing

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in a drug-deal killing at a Springfield motel.

Springfield police tweeted Thursday night that 22-year-old Cassidy Clayton is in custody. Thirty-one-year-old Tyson Lee Hamm was arrested Wednesday after a standoff, and 29-year-old Andre Seth Smiles was taken into custody three weeks ago for a parole violation. The Springfield News-Leader reports that they’re charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 29 killing of 41-year-old Stephen Dowd, of Fredericktown.

Court records say Dowd was shot during a struggle after going to a motel room with another man to purchase $1,000 worth of meth. Police allege that Hamm and Smiles then robbed Dowd. Clayton is accused of facilitating the drug deal.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.