ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The Major Case Squad has arrested and charged two suspects in the murder of 64-year-old Roy Cedric Nash of St. Charles. At 7:11 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a house in the 1800 block of Willow Oak for a report of a man lying in the grass. He had already passed away when officers arrived.
Within four hours of the shooting, police said they were able to develop enough leads to arrest and charge Damontay’e Deangelo Perkins, 17, of St. Louis County and Verjulia Ann Watkins, 17, of Lake St. Louis. Watkins is Nash's granddaughter.
Perkins was charged with murder in the second degree, armed criminal action, stealing of a motor vehicle and tampering with physical evidence. He is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond.
According to court documents, Perkins admitted to shooting Nash multiple times following a verbal altercation. Police said Perkins admitted he stole the gun he used to kill Nash from Nash himself on Sept.11. After the shooting, Perkins stole Nash's car.
Watkins is charged with felony stealing, stealing of a motor vehicle, stealing from a person and tampering with physical evidence.
Police said Watkins stole her grandfather’s wallet and cell phone after he was shot and tampered with evidence because she helped take the gun away from the scene.