At approximately 0130 am Monday November 6, 2017, on Highway 21 near the intersection of County Road 96 Thomas Ventimiglia, age 35, was shot and subsequently died from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.
1st degree Murder, Armed Criminal Action and Felon in Possession of a Firearm charges were filed against William (Billy) King by the Iron County Prosecuting Attorney.
King’s vehicle was found abandoned at Snow Hollow Lake.
At approximately 1300 hours William (Billy) King was located and taken into custody, without incident, near the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway N.
King was taken to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, where he was questioned and is currently being held without bond.
King was arraigned in Iron County Circuit Court by Judge Sid Person on the Charge of 1st Degree Murder, Armed Criminal Action and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
The incident continues to be investigated by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Unit.
Assisting Agencies: MSHP DDCC, MDC, PK PD, DOC, SFC,