Jasper County Homicide Investigation Update

Published 11/19 2009 08:56AM

Updated 11/19 2009 05:04PM

 Jasper County, MO- Jasper County Sheriff's Deputies continue to investigate a homicide north of the city of Joplin.

Deputies were called to 2805 N. Red Fox Road to an assault with weapons involved. Two men were arguing and one man was armed with a bat and knife.

The victim is identified as Ralph Ivy, 50, of the residence, Ivy was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The suspect, Aaron Pilgrim, 37, was arrested at a nearby residence. Pilgrim was taken to the Jasper County Detention Center where he awaits charges of 2nd degree murder.

The office reports that Pilgrim was arrested on mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt.

A motive has not been released.

KODE/KSN Will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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