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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield police are actively searching for Willie Haughton for his connection to Springfield’s two most recent homicides which occurred on March 27 (victim, Lance Loveless) and April 1 (victim, Robert Hewitt). He also has an active Greene County warrant on charges of Failure to Appear on Domestic Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Haughton is also a violent criminal known to be armed and dangerous.
Charges have not yet been filed in either homicide case, and both investigations are ongoing. In both cases, the suspect had recently met the victims prior to their deaths. The safety of the public and taking Haughton into custody is a top priority for the Springfield Police Department.
Haughton is a black male who is 5 feet 11 inches and 168 pounds. Anyone with information about Haughton’s whereabouts or regarding the two homicides are being asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477 (TIPS).
Photo 1 of Haughton
Photo 2 of Haughton
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Case number: 18-11730, 18-12446 Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer 417-864-1786 LCox@springfieldmo.gov Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson