James W. Bolt will be staying in jail after a federal court hearing Wednesday in which an FBI agent said the Rogers businessman was suspected of being an accessory to a 2011 murder in southeast Missouri.
Bolt, 60, has been held in the Benton County jail since his arrest last week on a federal criminal complaint alleging 12 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering — white collar crimes for which pre-trial release is routine.
But at the detention hearing in Fayetteville before U.S. Magistrate Erin Setser, FBI Special Agent Robert Cessario testified that Bolt was also being investigated for a possible connection to the Feb. 20, 2011, murder of Jack McCain, 67, of Rogers.
Fred Bremer, 39, of Rogers was arrested last month and charged in McDonald County, Mo., with first-degree murder. He allegedly drove McCain to a site near Powell, Mo., where he was shot repeatedly and left dead beside Gobbler’s Knob Road.
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