Timeline of events since Heitholt’s death
Friday, March 12, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST;
updated 2:48 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008
5:16 a.m. A person with first-hand knowledge of the statements made by Erickson is contacted and provides police with more detailed information.
9 a.m. Erickson is taken into custody in the parking lot of Moberly Area Community College’s Columbia campus and taken to CPD for an interview. Erickson makes a statement implicating himself and Ferguson.
12:30 p.m. Prosecutor Kevin Crane files charges of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery against Ferguson. A warrant is issued for his arrest.
2:30 p.m. Ferguson is taken into custody by the Kansas City Police Department. Detectives interview Ferguson.
4:30 p.m. Ferguson is transported to Columbia. Erickson is formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery by Prosecutor Crane.
11:55 p.m. Ferguson and Erickson are transported from the Columbia Police Department to the Boone County Jail.
Nov. 1, 2001
- Kent Heitholt is found murdered.
Jan. 30, 2002
- Columbia Police Department submits information to the FBI requesting assistance.
RYAN FERGUSON, above, and CHARLES ERICKSON, below, shown in 2002 Rock Bridge High School yearbook.
Nov. 1, 2002
- The information submitted to the FBI is included in the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program.
March 26, 2003
- A witness who saw one of the suspects assists in creating a forensic drawing.
Jan. 21, 2004
- A CrimeStoppers call provides the names of Ryan Ferguson and Charles Erickson as possible suspects. Police begin a follow-up investigation.
March 10, 2004
- 4:30 a.m. Police receive a call from a person who was told Erickson was talking about the homicide. A patrol officer responds and contacts the Major Crimes Unit after gaining the information.
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