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Las Vegas Authorities Arrest Man Wanted In Cassia County Murder Investigation

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By Paul Johnson

Las Vegas, Nevada (KMVT-TV) Cassia County Sheriff Randy Kidd said today, through a news release, that Las Vegas authorities have arrested a man wanted for a Cassia County Murder. Sheriff Kidd said that James Duane Ambrose was arrested in Las Vegas, on a Cassia County warrant for 1st Degree Murder. He was arrested after receiving a tip following the airing of this case on America’s Most Wanted. Ambrose was arrested without incident and Cassia County Investigators are in Las Vegas interviewing him now. He is facing charges in Las Vegas and will be transported back to Cassia County when Las Vegas has completed their investigation and court proceedings.
The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation into the suspicious incident at the Alpine Garden Motel has now become a Homicide Investigation.
The body of Russ Taft was located in the crawl space under the office of the Alpine Motel on May 18th 2012. It was determined during the autopsy, Taft died from blunt force trauma to the head and a stab wound to the heart.


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