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Federal detention document that names Tony Friend
as 'target' in Porters homicide probe
of Springfield and Dusty Hicks of Walnut Grove are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and two counts felonious restraint.
The indictments accuse Friend
and Hicks of killing the Porters on April 18, 2011.
They believe Friend
and Hicks took the the Porters alive from their home and took them to Taney County, where they were killed and hidden.
was already in custody.
Each has a bond of $500,000.
Both were in the Greene County jail on Wednesday.
Last spring, investigators identified Friend
as a suspect for the murders when Friend
was arrested on an unrelated federal charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon.
In a plea agreement announced in U.S. District Court in Springfield on Sept. 12, Friend
pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition.
The U.S. Attorney's Office
dropped two other weapons charges in exchange for the guilty plea.
faces a federal prison sentence of up to 10 years.
prosecutors charged Friend
wife with drug possession after the raid.
They dropped those charges in August but declined to give a reason.
Windy Friend, Tony Friend's
wife, was charged last year in Barry County with tampering with a motor vehicle.