No bond for man accused of concealing death of veteran

No bond for man accused of concealing death of veteran

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James Bradshaw Clement was wanted in connection with the death of Chase Massner. (Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office)
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  • James Bradshaw Clement had his first court appearance Friday in Cobb County.
  • Clement was arrested in a DeKalb County parking lot Thursday afternoon.
  • He was on the run for a week. 

A man accused of concealing the death of an Iraq War veteran is being held without bond after his first court appearance Friday morning in Cobb County, according to the district attorney’s office.

After a week on the run, James Bradshaw Clement was arrested in the parking lot of a DeKalb County shopping center about 4:30 p.m. Thursday by officers from the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.


Acting on a tip, officers said they saw a van they believed Clement was driving in the parking lot of the Toco Hill shopping center, Channel 2 Action News reported. Officials think he had been living in the van for several days.

Clement was wanted in connection with the death of Chase Massner, who disappeared in 2014 after visiting Clement at his former home in Kennesaw, officials said.

Clement went missing last Friday after he did not surrender as promised. Earlier in the week, human remains believed to be those of Massner were found at Clement’s former home, according to the arrest warrant.

The Cobb County Medical Examiner’s office has not formally identified the remains.

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