Dec 05, 2019 2:52 PM

Police say 4 arrested in August death now deemed a homicide

Posted Dec 05, 2019 2:52 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Four people have been arrested in the August death of a man whose body was found in an Omaha apartment, police said.


The case began on Aug. 6, when officers were called to an apartment complex in the Radial Hills neighborhood north of midtown Omaha. There, officers found Kelly Barges, 55, dead and declared the death suspicion. Police have now determined his death was a homicide. Police have not released details on how Barges died.


On Wednesday, 36-year-old Louis French and 49-year-old Coletta Cornett each were arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and a weapons count in Barges' death. Also arrested were 62-year-old Joel Jensen and 31-year-old Autumn Jones on suspicion of felony accessory.