Car with W.Va. plates figures in Mont. killing

By The Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. — Missoula County sheriff deputies have arrested two people and are looking for two more believed to be involved in the death of a transient whose body was found in the Clark Fork River in Missoula.

Officers have warrants charging Kevin Joseph Lino, 27, with deliberate homicide in the death of Gilbert George Berry, 36. Berry’s body was found in the river Tuesday. An autopsy determined he was beaten and shot.

Officers also are seeking Angela Marchese, 27, who is believed to be a witness in the case. Marchese uses a wheelchair, and she and Lino are believed to be traveling with a pack of pit bulls in a white 2014 Ford Focus with temporary West Virginia license plates, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Paige Pavalone.

Capt. Mike Dominick told KGVO-AM that the suspects are believed to be traveling east and have contacts in Massachusetts. He said they have a pattern of selling their pit bulls or trading them for food or vehicles.

Officers arrested Kenneth D. Hickman, 21, on suspicion of aggravated assault Thursday while Mechailiah Tembruell, 21, faces a charge of accountability for aggravated assault, Pavalone said. Both are jailed with bail set at $50,000. They were scheduled to appear in Justice Court on Friday afternoon.

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