PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — Pekin Police arrested 20-year-old Kolby Kincade of Pekin for the death of a 53-year-old man Tuesday.
According to a Pekin police press release, Kincade was arrested for first-degree murder, in addition to two previous charges of criminal damage to property and aggravated battery.
On Oct. 31, Pekin police responded to the area of Pine and Cypress Streets after receiving a report that a 53-year-old man was beaten by another man. Officers located the victim, Richard Wass of Pekin, and transported him to a local hospital.
Kincade was initially arrested for criminal damage to property and aggravated battery in relation to this incident.
According to the Tazewell County Coroner, Wass died on Nov.11, in an apartment on Pine Street. Due to the ongoing investigation, the cause of death is being withheld.
This death is being investigated by the Pekin Police Department, the Tazewell County State’s Attorneys Office, and the Tazewell County Coroner’s Office.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.