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Nicholas Troy Sheley

Nicholas Troy Sheley

Nicholas Troy Sheley (Born July 31, 1979) is an American ex-convict accused of eight murders across four towns in Illinois and Missouri. He was arrested on July 1, 2008 in Granite City, Illinois. A $25,000 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest. Federal authorities charged him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Sheley, of Sterling, Illinois, had been arrested frequently since adolescence for crimes ranging from marijuana possession to domestic battery.

The day of his arrest, Sheley was seen at a St. Louis Cardinals game, where he asked to use a tailgater's cell phone. Sheley also requested that the man delete the phone numbers. However, police were able to trace the call back to a drug house in the Kirkwood area. This, coupled with statements from witnesses, led directly to Sheley's arrest.

To this date, he has only be charged with one murder. He is, however, a person of interest in the deaths of a 93-year-old man, a child, a couple, and one man with whom he was acquainted and another man, 65-year-old Ronald Randall of Galesburg, Illinois.

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