Two El Dorado Springs men arrested for September death investigation

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EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo.- Police say two men have been charged in connection to the death of another man in September.

According to a post from the El Dorado Springs Police Department, on September 17, officers were sent to 215 West Hightower for a check wellbeing call. When officers went into the home, they found 56-year-old Johnnie D. Billings dead inside.

During the investigation, officers found that a black 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle was stolen from the property. The next day, El Dorado Springs officers recovered the motorcycle in rural El Dorado Springs with the assistance of concerned citizens.

About a month later, on October 14, investigators arrested 34-year-old Andrew Vessey, who has now been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary, and armed criminal action. On October 15, officers arrested another man, 22-year-old Alexzander Masters has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary, and armed criminal action.

Both men are being held in the Cedar County Jail. Vessey is being held with a $500,000 bond and will have his first court appearance Monday at 11 a.m. Masters and Vessey will have bond hearings on October 20.

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