The Ray County Prosecutor is expected to file charges against three Richmond residents, including a three-time state high-school wrestling champion, in what police are describing as the murder of Michelle Rhueport, 40.
Rhueport was found dead in her home at 411 Farris St. shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.
On Wednesday, police picked up two suspects, Brandon Simpson (PICTURED), 25, and James Gant, 25, for questioning. Simpson, the former Richmond state wrestling champ and football running back, and Gant were formally arrested Wednesday evening, Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Collin Stosberg said.
Both men are being held without bond on probation-and-parole violations pending formal charges in the Rhueport death, Stosberg said.
Danielle Rogers, Ray County’s prosecuting attorney, was in court Thursday morning and had yet to determine which charges would be filed.
A third suspect, a 23-year-old Richmond woman, is on a 24-hour hold pending filing of charges.
Stosberg said that details of what occurred inside Rhueport’s home would be withheld until charges are filed.
“We don’t want to jeopardize prosecution,” he said.
Stosberg said the charges to be reviewed are murder, burglary and stealing
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