New twist in November 2012 murder case | Crime

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New twist in November 2012 murder case
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ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A wanted murder suspect is behind bars in Clay County.

Joseph Clark Thompson, 23, was arrested Thursday and is facing a first degree murder charge relating to the Nov. 2012 robbery and killing of 49-year-old Andrew Stiekman.

Thompson, along with 22-year-old John Buskager, allegedly robbed and killed Stiekman at the Rodeway Inn in the 300 block of Park Ave. in Clay County.

The arrest report for Buskager said Stiekman's room appeared to have been straightened and that his wallet, cell phone and van were missing. Buskager is facing second degree murder charges related to Stiekman's death.

Earlier reports on this case state, Thompson, Buskager and the victim, Stiekman had allegedly lived at the same address prior to the hotel incident.

Thompson has been also charged with home invasion without a firearm or weapon and burglary. Thompson is currently being without bond.

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