BEL-RIDGE, Mo. — Prosecutors in St. Louis County filed charges against a man who allegedly killed a Bel-Ridge man early Sunday morning.
Officers from the Bel-Ridge Police Department first responded to the 4000 block of Bel Fore Drive around 4:45 a.m. The responding officers found a man dying from what was then considered "unknown injuries." He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A suspect was taken into custody shortly thereafter. Early Monday morning, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Nicholas Oliver, 27, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Oliver, who lives in St. Charles, Mo., is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.
The victim was later identified as Lewis Trendley, Jr., 36, of St. Peters, Mo. According to prosecutors, Oliver found Trendley in the backseat with his ex-girlfriend. Oliver then allegedly opened the door to the car and started an argument with Trendley. Oliver then closed the door, re-opened it, and allegedly stabbed Trendley multiple times.
Oliver was out on bond after allegedly stabbing a woman and threatening her husband back in August.
Detectives with St. Louis County Police Department's Bureau of Crimes Against Persons are conducting the investigation.