Airman Arrested in Wife's Murder

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A North Las Vegas man, who is also an airman stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, is under arrest in connection with the murder of his wife.

According to North Las Vegas Police, 41-year-old Jarom Boyes shot and killed Melissa Boyes, who was also an airman at Nellis, on April 6; however, he was arrested Tuesday, after detectives investigated the case.

Officers responded to a home on the 80 block of Whitetail Archery Avenue, near Deer Springs Way and 5th Street, around 11:30 p.m. on April 6. The caller reported there was a suicide at the home. Police found a 24-year-old woman dead from a gunshot wound.

Court documents reveal the couple had been out drinking at a bar and there was a verbal fight.

"Once they got home there's evidence on the scene that suggests that verbal argument turned violent," North Las Vegas Police Officer Chrissie Coon said. "Some information was given to us on scene that was trying to steer us down the path of suicide, but again that information is documented and taken at face value and we really rely on some of the physical evidence that's in the home."

Documents show there was a hole in a wall about the size of a human head with broken ceramics and papers all over the place.

A trail of blood led to Mrs. Boyes who was found dead from a gunshot to the chest in the master bathroom.

Originally, it was reported that she killed herself after an argument with her husband. However, evidence suggested the woman died under suspicious circumstances.

Court records show Mr. Boyes even tried to fool a lie detector weeks later. He ended up failing and that's when North Las Vegas police detectives said he changed his story.

Boyes has been arrested for one count of murder with a deadly weapon.


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