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Henry Bridgeford, 25 years old of Noel, Missouri has been charged with Murder in the 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and 2 County of Kidnapping.  Bridgeford is being held at the McDonald County Detention Center on a no bond warrant.

According to online documents, Thursday, Henry Bridgeford, 25, of Noel, Missouri, was arrested and booked into the McDonald County jail.

He is being held on the following:

  • 1st Degree Murder
  • Armed Criminal Action
  • Felonious Restraint

Bridgeford is being held on no bond.

Here's the Press Release from Sheriff Mike Hall of the McDonald County Sheriffs Department:

​UPDATE: McDonald County Murder:

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The incident occurred on Goff Ridge Road and the victim was dumped on Bear Hollow Road.

The victim was identified as Christian Zigmunt from Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Press Release

Homicide Investigation

On 02-06-2020 the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible homicide that had occurred in the south part of rural McDonald County in the early morning hours. The investigation progressed and it was determined that a male subject was shot and killed while riding in a vehicle with some friends. The investigation determined that the suspect shot and killed the victim and forced the others to drive down the road where the suspect dumped the victim alongside a county road. The victim whose identity is not being released pending notification of family was located by law enforcement and the crime scene processed. The victim has been turned over to the McDonald County Coroner and will be sent for an autopsy. The suspect was arrested at his residence this evening and is being held pending formal criminal charges.

No motive is known as to the murder at this time and investigation continues.

Michael S. Hall, Sheriff

McDonald County Sheriff Office

PO Box 68

300 E. 7th Street

Pineville, MO 64856

417-223-4318 - Communication Center

417-223-4319 - Office