25-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Nicholas and Justin Dimel, Caldwell County Sheriff Jerry Galloway told reporters Wednesday.
35-year-old Nicholas Dimel and Justin Dimel, 24, were reported missing in July after missing a flight to Milwaukee. The brothers, who own a livestock company, were in Missouri for a cattle deal.
Nelson was also charged with two counts of criminal mischief, abandoning a corpse, tampering with a motor vehicle and counting unlawful possession of a firearm.
The murder charge carries a possible sentence of "life imprisonment without parole or death," Galloway says.
Nelson has been in custody since early August, when he was charged with abuse of a vehicle after a truck was hired by his brothers. was found in a traveling lot and Nelson admitted to driving him there. [1
Online court records do not indicate a lawyer for Nelson. 
The suspect previously committed fraud
Nelson is not Unknown to authorities He has been the subject of previous investigations, including federal investigations, said Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish.
"These things play an important role," he said.
In 2015, when Nelson was 21 For years, he pleaded guilty to a cattle fraud scheme that resulted in losses of nearly $ 300,000 for the victims, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Western Missouri.
The three-part Nelson fraud scheme involves credit fraud, cattle sales and
A year later Nelson was sentenced to two years in federal court flax prison without parole and sentenced to pay $ 262,450 to victims.