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Donnell Casey Danter Stafford

Donnell Casey Danter Stafford

A 30-year-old Wichita, Kansas, man wanted in connection with the death of his wife was arrested Tuesday morning at a Davenport hotel.

Donnell Casey Danter Stafford, wanted on a warrant for first-degree murder, was booked into the Scott County Jail at 12:11 p.m. and will remain there pending extradition.

Iowa State Patrol Lt. Brian Votroubek said a trooper with the state patrol’s vehicle theft unit had checked the license plate of a vehicle parked in the lot at Quad-City Inn, 6111 N. Brady St., and learned the vehicle had been reported stolen and was tied to a homicide.

A short time later, a man matching the description of Stafford was seen walking out of the hotel and was taken into custody without incident.

Votroubek said he did not know what ties, if any, Stafford has to the area.

Davenport police assisted at the scene.

Wichita Police Lt. Todd Ojile said Leuh Moore, 37, was killed early Sunday at her Wichita home, according to the Associated Press. Her body was placed in the dumpster less than a mile away.

Ojile said the couple had a history of domestic violence, according to the Associated Press.

Investigators believe Stafford took to the couple's 7-year-old son to a relative's house after his mother was killed, according to the Associated Press.

Two dogs at the home were stabbed and were taken to a vet for treatment, according to the Associated Press.

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