Homicide Investigation Underway in Barry County
Dylan Rixon Williams
The deceased body of Daylan Michael Anderson, of Monett, was discovered near Farm Roads 2140 and 1078 (intersection shown above) about 6:02 p.m. Friday, May 28. The case is being investigated as a homicide. Dylan Rixon Williams, of Pierce City, has been charged in connection with the death and is being held without bond, according to the Barry County Sheriff’s Office. Photos by Sheila Harris.
June 2, 2021
According to Barry County Sheriff Danny Boyd, a passing motorist saw a deceased individual in a field near a road close to Butterfield around 6 p.m., Friday, May 28, and put in a call to Barry County 911.
The Barry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death as a possible homicide that occurred in the area of Farm Road 1078 and Farm Road 2140.
The Sheriff’s office wants to assure citizens that this is a targeted event, and that there is no ongoing threat to the public.
According to a press release from the sheriff's office, Barry County 911 received the call about the deceased person on May 28, at approximately 1802 hours.
After arriving on scene, the Sheriff’s Office determined that a possible homicide had occurred and requested assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Troopers, and investigators from the Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control unit responded to assist. The victim, Daylon Michael Anderson, a white male age 25, of Monett, was found deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
The man arrested in connection with the incident is identified as Dylan Rixon Williams, a white male, age 21, of Monett. He is charged in Barry County Circuit Court with 2nd Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action, and is being held without bond.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Barry County Sheriff’s Office at 417-847-6556.
The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction.