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Police: Man arrested in Las Vegas for Des Moines killing

Jackson County Sheriff's officials arrested Keith outside of the residence he was staying after he attempted to flee. (MGN)
Jackson County Sheriff's officials arrested Keith outside of the residence he was staying after he attempted to flee. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Nov. 9, 2019 at 1:48 PM CST
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Police say a man has been charged in the killing last month of a Des Moines man.

Des Moines police say in a news release that 39-year-old Nicky Joe Beery, of Des Moines, was charged in a warrant Saturday with first-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old James Moss Jr.

Moss found injured at a home early the morning of Oct. 5 and was pronounced dead later at a hospital. Police have not said what caused his death.

According to the news release, Beery was arrested Thursday in Las Vegas on a material witness warrant in the case. He was charged after being questioned Friday by Des Moines detectives who traveled to Las Vegas.

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