Press Release From Hannibal Police Regarding Abel’s Murder
A warrant was issued on Tuesday October 8th from the Circuit Court of Marion County Associate Division charging Gary James Wiltermood, III, 22 and Michael Alan Studer , 30, both of Hannibal with the Class A felony of murder in the second degree. Wiltermood was taken into custody by Hannibal officers and detectives early Tuesday morning and Studer was arrested just prior to 2:00 pm in the afternoon. The arrests were a result of an investigation by Hannibal police detectives in the homicide of Adrienne Arnett, 61, of Hannibal while she was working at the Abel's store located at 100 Shinn Lane in the early morning on Tuesday. Bond was set for both Wiltermood and Studer at $500,000 cash only and are currently being held at the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. The investigation into this incident is on-going.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
*Press release from the Hannibal Police Department