Kansas murder suspect caught in Davenport, Iowa

(Photo courtesy KWQC-TV)

(DAVENPORT, Iowa)  The Iowa State Patrol arrested a man this (Tuesday) morning in Davenport, wanted for questioning in a Kansas murder.  A vehicle theft-officer, with the Iowa State Patrol checked the license plate of a vehicle outside the Quad City Inn on Brady Street.  The officer confirmed it was stolen out of Wichita, Kansas.

Shortly after, 30-year-old Donnell Stafford of Wichita was seen walking down the stairs at the hotel, and an Iowa State Trooper took him into custody without incident.   Stafford is in the Scott County Jail, pending extradition back to Wichita to face a First Degree Murder charge.

Stafford was wanted in connection with the death Sunday, April 8th of his wife, 37-year-old Leuh Moore in Wichita.  Her body was found in a dumpster near a liquor store.   Authorities say the two had a history of domestic violence.   Stafford is also wanted in a criminal investigation in Arkansas.

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