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  • Murder suspect Calvin Kyles pleads not guilty in arraignment

  • The man accused of stabbing of a woman in Camdenton earlier this year was arraigned in Camden County Circuit Court on Monday.
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  • The man accused of stabbing of a woman in Camdenton earlier this year was arraigned in Camden County Circuit Court on Monday.
    Calvin E. Kyles, 50, pleaded not guilty to the murder of 28-year-old Danielle Bell in May. Kyles is charged with murder and armed criminal action as a prior and persistent offender. Kyles was arrested on May 18 in Osceola, Mo., just hours after Bell died. He had left the residence where he and Bell were staying before police arrived.
    On May 18, Camdenton officers responded to a residence on Lakeview Drive on the west end of Camdenton to assist a woman who had suffered stab wounds.
    Officers found the victim, Bell, downstairs. When they arrived, she was conscious but "had suffered several stab wounds" that required emergency treatment.
    Bell was transported by ambulance to a location suitable for a helicopter landing, but died before the transfer could be complete.
    While on the scene, officers learned Bell had engaged in a verbal altercation with a black male subject. The male "was with her at the residence at the time she had been stabbed but left prior to officers arriving."
    Kyles was taken into custody after local police issued a statewide bulletin for him. A statewide bulletin was issued and the subject — later identified as Kyles — was located near Osceola, Mo. He was taken into custody for questioning at 8:45 a.m.
    Kyles is from the St. Louis area but lived in the lake area for about a year before being arrested for Bell's murder. He had been staying at the residence on Lakeview for a short time. Bell had been in St. Louis and arrived in Camdenton on Friday, May 16. Bell and Kyles were married.
    Kyles has a criminal history out of the St. Louis area that includes assault, burglary, robbery and armed criminal action.
     

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