Murder Suspect Facing More Charges

By |2018-06-08T10:12:20-05:00June 1, 2018 10:10 am|Local News|0 Comments

FARMINGTON, MO (KDKZ-TV)Authorities say murder suspect, 28-year-old Anthony Caruthers, of Bonne Terre, has been charged with an additional felony.

Caruthers is accused of assaulting another inmate, and therefore faces a charge of a class A felony of assault in the first degree.

He is in jail accused in the murder of local businessman Michael VanStavern in 2016.

Caruthers faces felony charges of murder in the first degree, felony armed criminal action, a class C felony of burglary in the second degree, a class C felony of tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree, a class D felony of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, a class D felony of resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing, creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person in that case.

A class D felony of escape from custody was also added after he attempted to escape from custody on Dec. 14, 2016.

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