A former Columbia man has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of a six-year-old Fulton boy.
27-year-old Scottie Willet is being held on $1 million bond in Callaway County. Police say he admitted to shooting the six-year-old boy with a handgun.
In a separate filing Willet is also charged with stealing a firearm.
The boy had been reported missing early this morning from a Callaway County home. His body was later found hidden inside the residence with multiple gunshot wounds.
Willet was found about two hours later in a Sedalia trailer park and was placed under arrest for failing to appear in court for a littering charge. On court documents he has a Sedalia address.