PRESS RELEASE: Two men charged with first degree murder in Peculiar homicide investigation

Harrisonville, MO – – Cass County Prosecutor Teresa Hensley announced charges against Mathew Volland and Tyler Smallwood on Monday morning, June 9.  Both were charged with Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action for the June 4, 2014 homicide in Peculiar, Missouri.

Forrest Fuller, 25, was found at the Wills Cemetery around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4. Fuller was pronounced dead at the scene. Witness reports said a tan vehicle was seen fleeing from the scene around the time of the murder.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department conducted and investigation with the Kansas City Metro Squad which led to the arrest and prosecution of Smallwood and Volland.

The charges are as listed:

MATHEW VOLLAND CHARGED WITH 1 COUNT OF MURDER 1ST DEGREE 1 COUNT OF ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION

The Cass County Judge set Bond at $500,000 – Cash Only

TYLER SMALLWOOD CHARGED WITH 1 COUNT OF MURDER 1ST DEGREE 1 COUNT OF ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION

The Cass County Judge set Bond at $500,000 – Cash Only

(An update and extended version of this story will be released in the Thursday, June 12 issue of The Raymore Journal paper)

A mugshot of Tyler Smallwood

A mugshot of Tyler Smallwood

A mugshot of Matthew Volland

A mugshot of Matthew Volland

 

 

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