Saturday, April 15, 2006


A 30-year-old man was killed Saturday morning in what Springfield police are calling the first homicide of 2006.

Clifton Clemons was found "down and unresponsive" at 503 N. Belview Ave., said police Lt. Rick Headlee. "Springfield police detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and other persons having information about this incident."

Clemons was pronounced dead at Cox South; preliminary cause of death is head trauma, Headlee said.

Updated 12:30 p.m. Saturday: One man has been arrested in Clemons' death. Headlee says:
Harry Newsom, m/b, dob 07-12-62, also known as Harry Hunt, has been arrested in connection with the homicide at 503 N. Belview. He was booked into the Greene County Jail for Second Degree Murder on Probable Cause -- formal charges are pending.
A quick turnaround for detectives.

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