Pekin man arrested for first-degree murder after allegedly beating victim

Kolby Kincade, 20 (Tazewell County Jail)
Kolby Kincade, 20 (Tazewell County Jail)(25 News)
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 5:03 PM CST
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PEKIN (25 News Now) - A 20-year-old Pekin man has been arrested after a man died after being beaten up on Halloween.

Pekin resident Kolby Kincade is now charged with the death of 53-year old Pekin resident Richard Wass of Pekin. That is according to press releases from Public Information Officer Billie Jo Ingles and Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley. The incident happened on Halloween in the 2700 block of Pine Street, but the exact time is unclear.

“The male victim had passed away as a result of the injuries sustained during the incident,” the release said.

The coroner says Wass died at the Pine St. apartment November 11. He initially received treatment at a local hospital. Officials conducted an autopsy Monday, but the cause of death is being withheld due to an ongoing investigation.

Initially, Kincade was arrested for criminal damage to property and aggravated battery. Tazewell County court records show Kincade posted $200 bond on those charges November 4.

Officials did not release information about the case or arrest until Tuesday, two weeks after the initial incident. Kincade was officially arrested for first-degree murder Tuesday.