Arrest made in case of missing Las Vegas 2-year-old

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Las Vegas, Nevada: 2-year-old Amari Nocholson was reported as missing Wednesday, May 5 at about 6:00 pm after 27-year-old Terrell Rhodes said that a woman identifying herself as the father's sister showed up to pick-up the boy. Amari's mother and Rhodes' girlfriend, Tayler Nicholson was in Colorado at the time.

 

In speaking with reporters after the report, Rhodes said, "What's really sickening is that people is making assumptions, thinking that I had something to do with it. We ain't never do anything like that to him."

 

"As the investigation progressed it became very clear to us that Tyrrell Rhodes was our primary suspect," Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Richard Meyers stated yesterday in a press conference announcing the arrest of Rhodes on a single count of open murder.

 

Additional charges will be filed as LVMPD stated that during the arrest Rhodes fought with officers and even took brief possession of one of the officer's firearms. The incident resolved without injury and Rhodes was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

 

Fox5 spoke briefly with Taylor and report that she told them, "He killed my baby. He just confessed." An unnamed LVMPD source is alleged to have confirmed that there was a confession.

 

Rhodes appeared in court during a bond hearing this morning and was quickly denied bail. During the brief hearing, attorneys alleged that they had evidence that he had abused Amari numerous times and that they had recovered blood and soiled clothing belonging to Amari.

 

It is not known if investigators have recovered Amari's body at this time.

 

Rhodes was previously charged in Clark County with robbery and battery with intent to commit robbery in 2018 and burglary in 2017. He pleaded guilty to the robbery charge as a part of a plea deal which linked the cases together and was sentenced to a minimum of 19 months suspended for up to three years.

 

Investigators are asking that anyone with information related to the case contact their Homicide Section by calling (702) 828-3521 or by emailing homicide@lvmpd.com. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may do so by submitting a tip through Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or through the website at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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