Abels Robbery/ Homicide ****UPDATED****

From:               Hannibal Police Department

Date:                October 8, 2013       

Phone:             573-221-0987   

Fax:                  573-221-3966

Contact:           Lt. John Zerbonia

***October 9 UPDATE***

A warrant was issued on Tuesday October 8th from the Circuit Court of Marion County Associate Division charging Gary James Wiltermood, III, 22 and Michael Alan Studer , 30, both of Hannibal with the Class A felony of murder in the second degree.  Wiltermood was taken into custody by Hannibal officers and detectives early Tuesday morning and Studer was arrested  just prior to 2:00 pm in the afternoon.  The arrests were a result of an investigation by Hannibal police detectives in the homicide of Adrienne Arnett, 61, of Hannibal while she was working at the Abel's store located at 100 Shinn Lane in the early morning on Tuesday.  Bond was set for both Wiltermood and Studer at $500,000 cash only and are currently being held at the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.  The investigation into this incident is on-going.


The victim of the homicide that occurred earlier this morning is identified as 61 year old Adrienne F. Arnett, of Hannibal. Officers and detectives have made a series of arrests of subjects for their involvement in this incident. The arrests began shortly after the incident and continued through this afternoon. Further information will be provided Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Hannibal Police Department.



At 03:04 a.m. Tuesday morning, officers of the Hannibal Police Department were called to Abel’s Quick Shop at 100 Shinn Ln in regards to a robbery / homicide. This incident is under investigation and more information will be released later today.

October 8th, 2013