Oregon County, Mo. -- (2/26/2018) UPDATE: After being notified by the Seymour Police Department that Walter Earls' vehicle had been located, investigators with the Oregon County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol traveled to Seymour Friday evening.
At the scene, investigators, in conjunction with Seymour Police and Webster County Sheriff Roye Cole, recovered Earls' vehicle and arrested a suspect in connection with his death.
Shelby A. Couch, 41, of Thayer, has been charged with 2nd degree murder, 1st degree robbery, armed criminal action and tampering with a motor vehicle. Couch is being held in the Oregon County jail with bail set at $1 million.