MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop H Headquarters-3525 North Belt Highway-St. Joseph, MO. 64506
For further information please contact: Sergeant Sheldon Lyon
October 18, 2012
EMPHASIS: Arrests Made In Juvenile Homicide
On October 17, 2012, deputies from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and the Northwest Major Case Squad arrested Justin R. Webb, 34, and Melissa D. Webb, 32, both of Holt, MO. These arrests were made following the death of Lucas Webb, 4, at a residence in Holt, MO, on October 15, 2012. Justin Webb is the father of the victim and Melissa D. Webb is the stepmother of the victim. Justin Webb has been charged with the Class A felony of murder in the second degree. Melissa Webb has been charged with the Class A felony of murder in the second degree.
On October 15, 2012, at approximately 3:10 p.m. a Clinton County ambulance was sent to a residence in Holt, MO, due to an unresponsive four-year-old male child. The child was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. On October 16, 2012, an autopsy indicated that the child’s cause of death was due to blunt force trauma.
The charges for which these individuals have been arrested are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.