Arizona Man Believed to be Responsible for First Murder in Small Wyoming Town in Over Six Years

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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Vincent James is believed to be responsible for the first murder in Diamondville, Wyoming, in over six years.
Drugs and immigrants get most of the ink when it comes to Arizona's criminal exports, but an Arizona man, who police in a small town in Wyoming believe murdered one guy and nearly murdered another, is dominating the news in Diamondville, Wyoming, these days.

Police in Diamondville tell New Times that there hasn't been a murder in the small town in over six years, so, on May 11, when officers responded to a disturbance call at the Fairview Motel, they were a little shocked to find a man beaten to death.

"It's been a long time," says John Stetzenbach, a captain in the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. "Not just Diamondville -- we haven't had a homicide in the southern part of Lincoln County in that long."

According to Stetzenbach, when police responded to the call, they found 36-year-old Vincent James of Sanders, Arizona, drunk, and knocking on motel room doors after breaking a window.

Officers then looked in the open door of James' motel room to find two severely beaten men, one of which, 39-year-old Paul Cook of Bellevue, Nebraska, was dead.

The other man, an unidentified 33-year-old from Bluegap, Arizona, was found semi-conscious and was taken to a hospital where he was treated for several injuries to his head and face.

Stetzenbach says the three men work together for the Union Pacific Railroad and were in town on business when the murder occurred.

Police aren't releasing details about what prompted the altercation, or if any weapons were used.

James was booked into the Lincoln County Jail. Charges are pending.
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MeMet
MeMet

As much as I am aware of. . . the reason is that marijuana medication shows its outcome and that they won't be hidden for long.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Semi di Cannabis

cowgirl123
cowgirl123

wally sparks- you will be dead in 40 years BITCH!!!!! hahahaha have a beer now because u aint going to last long enough to tell you that!! =D

Dine4Life<3
Dine4Life<3

Jr13: Vincent James is a wife beater??? OMG!! you seriously need to watch what your saying.

Jr13
Jr13

You are an idiot. What the hell does (shit Fuck) mean? Go to school and learn. While your at it learn that beating your wife or any women is wrong. Vince James is a wife beater.

cowgirl123
cowgirl123

where do u fukkin live at?? i will beat that ass til you cant say shit anymore!!!!! i hate all u fukkin WHITE people, you motherfuckers STINK!!!! =D

Jr13
Jr13

Your uncle is a coward. Any man that beats a woman is nothing more than a insecure piece of shit!!! Maybe its time for you to get a new idle.

Vince is a wife beater!!!! That is a fact, and his family and close friends know that. Don't deny this, because Vince told me himself that he served time for it. Now Vince could be a very nice guy at times, but he definitely had some mental issues.

Jr13
Jr13

Vince is a wife beater!!!! That is a fact, and his family and close friends no that. Don't deny this, because Vince told me himself that he served time for it. Now Vince could be a very nice guy at times, but he definitely had some mental issues.

cowgirl123
cowgirl123

dude u need to seriously shut the fukk up...!! dont you have anything else to say then to judge that Vince was a wife beater!!!! get a life, quit saying shit.. you wouldnt be saying shit if vince was standing in front of you.!! so either shut the fuk up or i will.!! all of u aint SHIT and all you WHITE people is talk alot of shit but when it comes to standing up and being a man, all you WHITE people jus run to the damm police!!! PAUL COOK was gay and he died of his own vomit!!!! dont be blaming shit on Vince and let a life, you low life WHITE bitches... saying Vince is racist, i'll show u who is racist MOTHERFUCKERS!!! =D I FUCKIN HATE WHITE PEOPLE!!!!!! =D Suck it BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You all GO TO HELL sooner or later!!

Thanks
Thanks

Learn how to spell.

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ohh yeah and too Mikeandmetoo... shut da fukk up!! dont be sayin shit if you dont know vince that well... he aint the racist one, YOU ARE FOOL... so suck it!!!! =D

bless everyone
bless everyone

Vincent could be a great guy at times, but he definitely had some mental issues.O know for a fact that Vince was a wife beater. Defend that!!!V

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HAHAHAHA!! wow, alot of people can say shit about my brother-in-law(Vincent James). Paul Cook was no good guy. Do you call a good guy that use to sell illegal weapons??? WTF?!?! I'm pretty sure Paul died on his own vomit or too much drinkin. Maybe he was doing something to vince that made him that made to beat him to death. That other guy from BlueGap....WTF?!?! what kinda navajo are you???? cant even stick up for one of your own ppl. if i knew who you were, i would go and beat the shit out of you and make you pay for lying and sayin you didnt know shit about that night. At some point i kinda have a feeling, maybe Paul was gay in a way and he tried doing something to vince... the only way vince would get mad is if someone does something to him that will make him made. Otherwords they say they found Paul in his underwear...WTF!?!?! that dude must of been tryin to do something. but my Condolences go out to the Cook family. hope you get out brother.... we all miss you very much. "COWBOY UP" brother!!!

Jr13
Jr13

Vince is a wife beater!!!! That is a fact, and his family and close friends no that. Don't deny this, because Vince told me himself that he served time for it. Now Vince could be a very nice guy at times, but he definitely had some mental issues.

Eeyaboo23
Eeyaboo23

wife beater??... your probably one also... =D

Mikeandmetoo
Mikeandmetoo

Vince was a racist, everyone who ever worked with him knew it.

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