Suspects in custody following crime spree involving shootings, assault and death

Two suspects have been apprehended

Jeffery Nichols and Christopher Lewis were arrested Monday and charged with first degree murder. Bond was set at one million dollars.

The two Macon men were arrested after a crime spree that involved two shootings, one assault and one death.

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The Macon Police Department was contacted at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday to assist Moberly Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the Macon area. Information had been received they had two homicide and assault suspects possibly traveling to the Macon area.

On Monday at approximately 8:30 a.m., information was received that the suspects were possibly in a residence in the 100 block of West Third Street with a perimeter being set in the neighborhood, according to the news release.

While the Missouri State Highway Patrol tactical unit was on the way to the area, numerous subjects exited the residence including the two suspects sought by law enforcement. Both of the suspects were taken into custody without incident and were later transported back to Randolph County for further investigation, police said.

How it all started.

The Moberly police were originally called to Walmart Sunday in reference to a shoplifting incident. According to police, the two subjects, were seen stealing items from the store. The subjects reportedly got into a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Macon.

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in Kirksville reported that the stolen vehicle the suspects were seen in was later located abandoned and turned over to the Macon Police Department.

Shortly after that vehicle was found, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene of a fire in which another vehicle had been set on fire. The sheriff's office began an investigation of the car fire, but was then called to Route D in regards to two subjects being shot. Both subjects were transported to the hospital for treatment.

The vehicle of one of the shooting victims was then stolen and wrecked at the end of the driveway, so the suspects went back to the scene and took a second vehicle belonging to one of the victims. That truck was later crashed in a ditch.

The Randolph County authorities were then called to a residence on Route BB where a woman was assaulted and her vehicle was stolen. That vehicle is a white Saturn Vue with the license plate FA6T3E. Police are still looking for that vehicle.

While investigating the burned vehicle, Moberly police attempted to make contact with the car owner and found the 92-year-old victim deceased.

The death is being investigated as suspicious and no further details are available at this time.

Stay here for updates as they are released.