A Eunice resident accused of murdering a Willow Springs man at Midvale will appear Nov. 12 in Texas County Associate Court.

Michael A. Nugent, 22, is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, in the death of Crue D. Ridenoure, 30, on Oct. 11.

During a formal arraignment, he entered a not guilty plea. He is held without bond in the Texas County Jail. Nugent is represented by Thomas D. Carver of Springfield.

According to court documents, Nugent alleged that he was angry with Ridenoure for leading authorities on an earlier chase. Nugent said he was blamed for the incident, but it was not him.

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