by: Chris Six, Ozarks FIrst
The victim in a homicide investigation from Sunday night has been identified.
Authorities say 27-year-old Nathan Johnson of Crane was found in the area of Blackberry Lane near the edge of Crane around 4:30 p.m.
Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader tells Ozarks First that the suspect, a 23-year-old man, was taken into custody after deputies were able to contact the suspect by phone and negotiated with the man to turn himself in.
The suspect was taken into custody around 9 p.m. Sunday and is in the Stone County Jail awaiting formal charges.
Once authorities found the man, they also recovered the weapon and the vehicle assorted with the investigation.