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Fight leaves one man dead, another arrested for murder

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Fight leaves one man dead, another arrested for murder

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jul 31, 2013

Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- A 25-year-old Henderson man was arrested on murder charges early Wednesday, after allegedly getting into a fight and killing another man.

Charles E. Pierce was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on murder charges after he called police saying he had gotten into a fight, and the other man wasn't moving.

The man was later found dead near 105 West Basic Road.

Pierce walked to the police station and used the phone in the entry way to call 911 around 1:50 a.m. He told the dispatcher he had gotten into a fight with a man he didn't know.

Pierce then ran from the area but was later arrested.

The man's body was located by some bushes. The man who appeared to be in his 30s or 40s, did not have obvious wounds. An autopsy will determine his cause of death.

It's unclear if Pierce knew the man prior to the incident and detectives are still investigating what caused the two men to argue in the first place.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.