A 28-year old murder suspect was arrested by Johnson County, MO authorities on Thursday.

A press release from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office indicates that deputies assisted the Independence Missouri Police Department Homicide Unit, Missouri Career Criminal Task Force, Warrensburg Police Department, and Missouri State Highway Patrol with a murder related investigation.

Johnson County MO Sheriff's Office
Johnson County MO Sheriff's Office

During the course of the investigation, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 500 block of SE 13 Highway.

Deputies along with a SWAT Team, consisting of members from the Sheriff’s Office, Warrensburg Police Department as well as members from the Johnson County Ambulance District, executed the search warrant.

Detectives located and arrested 28-year old Nathan Lee Ayers, of Blue Springs, on an Independence, MO, Homicide -Willful Kill- warrant.

Ayers bond is set at $500,000.00.

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