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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Suspect arrested in Nevada Homicide

On June 14, 2021 at approximately 9:01 p.m., officers from the Nevada Police Department responded to a residence in the 1000 block of N. Clay Street for a report of unresponsive male subject. 

Responding emergency personnel located an unresponsive male subject inside the residence. The male subject was transported from the scene by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center.

The male subject, identified as Neal Clark, age 34 of Nevada was later pronounced dead at Nevada Regional Medical Center. In November 2021 the Jackson County medical examiner’s office determined that the victim’s cause of death was due to injuries sustained from an assailant and ruled the manner of death as homicide. 

On January 13, 2022 a suspect in this case was taken into police custody and has been identified as James D. Jackson, age 47 of Nevada.

The following charges have been filed against Jackson through the Vernon County Associate Court:

Murder 2nd Degree - Class A Felony Jackson is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail without bond.

The investigation remains ongoing; citizens with information that would be helpful in this case are encouraged to contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100.

Confidential information may be provided by calling the Nevada Police Department Tips Hotline at (417) 667-8477. 

Approved: Chief Casey Crain