Marshall man accused of murdering Cassandra White arraigned, has hearing scheduled in Pettis County

| January 19, 2018
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PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. — A manhunt for the killer of a former Carrollton woman ended at a home for troubled boys in southeast Missouri, according to a probable cause statement filed in a Pettis County Courtroom.

Noah Kelliker

Authorities allege that 18-year-old Noah Kelliker, of Marshall, shot and killed 21-year-old Cassandra White, of Sedalia, to death at her trailer home Tuesday, January 9.

The statement alleges that Kelliker fired multiple rounds of ammunition through the front door of the home at Western View Estates Trailer Park on Oak Grove Lane, just north of Sedalia, striking White multiple times. She was reportedly found dead on the floor when officers arrived at the scene.

White’s two children, one an infant and the other a toddler, were present at the time of the shooting, but were not harmed.

White’s boyfriend,¬†Joseph Nebergall, was not home when the shooting happened but discovered his girlfriend dead when he returned home Tuesday night. He reportedly told authorities he had been involved in the sale and distribution of marijuana. It is not clear if the shooting was drug-related at this time.

The investigation is currently ongoing, however charges have been filed against White’s alleged killer.

Kelliker was tracked down to the Masters Ranch in Myrtle, Mo., which bills itself as a Christian boarding school for troubled boys. He was detained on a Saline County probation violation warrant and returned to Pettis County to face a judge.

Kelliker is charged with second degree murder, armed criminal action and two other felonies. He was arraigned Tuesday in Pettis County but did not enter a plea. He is held on $250,000 bond.

Kelliker will appear again for a hearing on Tuesday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m.

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Brian Lock is the News Director for KMZU News. He is a resident of Carrollton and attended the University of Missouri - Columbia.