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Two men charged with murder of man found dead near cemetery

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Volland and Smallwood have been charged with the murder of Forrest Fuller.

PECULIAR, Mo. —  The Cass County Prosecutor filed murder charges against two 18-year-old men, accusing them of killing Forrest D. Fuller, 25, whose body was discovered Wednesday afternoon, June 4, in the area of Wills Cemetery, 21800 block of S. Thorngorve Rd. in Cass County.

In addition to the 1st degree murder charge, Mathew Volland, 18, and Tyler Smallwood, 18, also face one count each of armed criminal action.

Volland and Smallwood are in custody, held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

According to the probable cause statement, Volland and the victim agreed to meet each other at the cemetery to fight.

Prosecutors say Smallwood accompanied Volland. When Volland got out of the truck and approached Fuller to fight, prosecutors allege Smallwood hid in the truck and then opened fire on Fuller from inside.

Investigators say Fuller was hit at least six times in the arms and torso. Detectives found six .22 caliber spent casings and one live round of ammunition at the scene.

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4 comments

  • Ben

    And they actually thought that would work and they wouldn’t be caught? Glad we caught them before they could spread their seed and dumb down the gene pool. Darwin was right.

  • Jones

    They really like to make it seem like they’ve done something. They neglect to mention that Tyler is only a suspect because the other idiot tried to blame him. But he has several witnesses and phone records to prove he was home planning to leave with his boy scout troupe at the time of the murder. Fox news strikes again.