Brandon L Spies

Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a homicide along the 700 block of Lincoln Street, in Elsberry, Saturday night. According to the Elsberry Police Department, 23-year-old Brandon Spies, of Elsberry, frantically banged on the police department’s door for an officer.

When the on duty officer answered, Spies told her, “I murdered my father…” Spies said he had been in a fight with his father and he stabbed him once in the neck.

Detectives received a search warrant and retrieved a bloody seven-inch bladed knife from within the home. The victim was found in the home’s basement and is identified as 53-year-old Richard Spies, of Elsberry.

Spies refused to speak with investigators about the incident.

Spies is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action and is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $500,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.


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