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Ellenton man charged in 1981 Las Vegas murder case

MANATEE -- A 60-year-old Ellenton man was arrested today in connection with a 29-year-old murder case in Las Vegas, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Willie Lee Shannon was booked into the county jail on charges of murder, kidnapping and sexual assault related to the 1981 case. Details of the case were not immediately known.

Deputies arrested Shannon without incident in Parrish after learning last week that Las Vegas detectives had obtained an arrest warrant and were on their way to Manatee County.

It was not known when Shannon, who was being held without bond at the Manatee County jail, would be transferred to Nevada.

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