Tucson man arrested after killing, dismembering man he kidnapped over money dispute, police say – ABC15 Arizona in Phoenix

PHOENIX — A Tucson man has been jailed in connection to the homicide and dismemberment of A particular person kidnapped from a Phoenix house final week.

Based mostly on police paperwork, officers have been initially referred to as To evaluation a potential kidnapping from A house in West Phoenix on Monday.

A woman reportedly tprevious police she had acquired textual content material messages from her boyfriend, 28-yr-previous Antoine Smith, saying he had been kidnapped on Sept. 16 or 17 and was scared. He shared his location from an space in Chandler alongside I-10, police say.

Police found that Smith was kidnapped over a money dispute.

People who knew the suspect, 45-yr-previous John Cole, reportedly tried To converse with him To Guarantee Smith’s safety, however Cole said he didn’t know the place Smith was located and that Smith had gotten out of his car at an unknown location.

Police say they have been In a place to discover Cole’s car headed to California. He was stopped shut to Quartzsite the place he was taken into custody.

Human stays have been reportedly found Inside the car And further human stays have been found after Cole led detectives to a rural space south of Tucson.

All by way of a police interview, Cole tprevious detectives that the placeas driving to Tucson he pulled off the I-10 in a rural space To make the most of the restroom. He claims the placeas there Smith attacked him however he was In a place To place him in a submission maintain and finally strangle him to demise.

Police say Cole then took Smith’s physique to Tucson and later purchased gadgets to dismember and conceal it.

Cole was booked into jail on a quantity of costs collectively with first-diploma homicide.

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