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Sheriff Chris Degase announced Wednesday that April Dawn Quick, 32, and Aimee Lynne Herring, 29, both of Mtn. Home, were arrested Tuesday and were incarcerated in the Baxter County, Ark., jail.
The two are charged with killing Phillip Allen Taylor, 43, of Macomb.
On Friday Sept. 10, at approximately 10:37 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a male subject lying in the road, bleeding, at the Roadside Park.
The investigation identified the victim as Taylor, Degase said. After an autopsy was performed the immediate cause of death was determined to be a single gunshot wound to the head.
The investigation led investigators to Baxter County, Ark., where a search warrant was served on a residence in Mtn. Home by members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Baxter County Sheriff’s Office and the Mtn. Home Police Department.
Evidence related to the murder was recovered during the execution of the search warrant and subsequently the two women were taken into custody.
During an interview, both suspects confessed to the murder of Phillip Taylor, Degase said.
April Quick and the victim were never married, however, they do have children together, Degase said, and the motive at this time seems to revolve around custody of the children.
On Wednesday, warrants were issued by the 44th Judicial Circuit Court of Douglas County on both Herring and Quick who are charged identically with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Both women are being held without bond.