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Third suspect in 2013 murder arrested in Colorado

The third suspect in a 2013 murder in Boise City, Okla. was arrested in Colorado. (ABC 7 Amarillo - File Photo)

Jeremy Hugh Scott was arrested in Adams County, Colo. on Friday, Feb. 8. The 33-year-old is the third suspect in the 2013 murder of Charlies Nieman.

The arrest was a joint effort by the OSBI, Mobile County Sheriff's Office in Ala., the Alabama State Probation and Parole, Adams Couny Sheriff's Office in Colo., and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force Fugitive Unit.

Two other suspects, Zachary Wilson and Timothy Dees, were arrested for the same murder in Mobile, Ala. Those arrests were made possible by OSBI agents, Mobile County Sheriff's Office, United States Probation and Parole, and the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.

On June 12, 2013, 77-year-old Charles Nieman and his wife, Alva, were traveling through Boise City, Okla. when they stopped at the Loaf 'N Jug convenience store. The couple out of Okla. was approached by a man who pointed a gun at Charles demanding his wallet.

When the man shot Charles, he fled on foot, but the vehicle the shooter came from drove away at the same time. Charles died as a result of the shooting and Ava was uninjured in the incident.

The investigation has continued since 2013 with few leads until Dec. 2018 when the OSBI's newly formed Cold Case Unit began reviewing the case. Additional laboratory analysis provided agents with a possible lead and this led agents into several states ultimately resulting in the arrests of the three suspects.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the OSBI will be hosting a press conference to provide information on the recent arrests and investigation into the 2013 murder of Charles Nieman. The press is invited to attend the conference which will be held at OSBI Headquarters.

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