Daniel Hartman, one of the suspects in the Jacob Wages murder investigation, was located yesterday in Rolling Fork, MS. An arrest warrant for 1st degree murder was issued for Daniel Hartman after Jacob Wages was found dead in his home at 1912 S. Pearl on July 6th, 2012. The Joplin Police Department requested the help of the U.S. Marshall’s Service in apprehending Hartman. Police received a tip that Hartman was in Rolling Fork, MS. The U.S. Marshall Service and Mississippi State Police followed up on the tip and Hartman was arrested without incident. The extradition process will now take place in an effort to bring him back to Missouri.
A juvenile suspect remains at large and police are continuing to follow up on leads as to his whereabouts.
UPDATE: On 07-10-2012 Tulsa Police Department Officers took a juvenile into custody for First Degree Murder on charges related to the death of Jacob Wages. The juvenile is currently being held at the Juvenile Office in Tulsa waiting extradition to Jasper County. Due to the suspect being a juvenile, no identification information may be released.
The Joplin Police Department responded to a call of a deceased person at 1912 S. Pearl at just before 9 a.m. today (July 7, 2012). A male in his twenties was found deceased at the residence.
Jacob A. Wages, age 23, of the residence has been identified as the deceased. An autopsy tentatively has been scheduled for Monday, July 9. The investigation continues.