August Peters, age 21, was charged with open murder from an incident that occurred on May 9.
August Peters, age 21, was charged with open murder from an incident that occurred on May 9.
Officials have identified Doug Higginbotham, age 45, of Winnemucca, as the victim of the murder which occurred at the Model T RV Park on May 9, 2020. 

The suspect arrested in the incident was August Peters, age 21, a resident of Winnemucca. 

Peters was taken into custody and charged in open murder and is being held without bail; officials say he cooperated with law enforcement during his arrest. 

Peters is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Union Township Justice Court on May 28, 2020, following plea negotiations first thing in the morning. 

Both the victim and suspect in the murder were residing at the RV park at the time of the incident and officials said that there was an alleged altercation between Higginbotham and Peters that turned physical prior to the shooting at approximately 5:40 p.m. 

Officials say the victim was shot three times and was unresponsive when emergency responders arrived on the scene. 

This case is still under investigation. Anyone who witnessed this incident or have information about this case should contact the Detective Division of the Winnemucca Police Department at 775-623-6396 or Secret Witness at 775-623-6969.