RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Two more people have been charged and authorities are seeking a third in the fatal beating of a teenager who had recently moved to the eastern Indiana city of Richmond, police said Wednesday.
Deandre Plant, 20, was charged with murder and David Maish, 18, was charged with assisting a criminal, police said. Both already had been in jail facing charges in unrelated cases, the Palladium-Item reported.
An arrest warrant for murder also was issued for a 17-year-old.
The charges brought to four the number of people implicated in the slaying of Caleb Woosley, 17, who was found dead in a Richmond alley on May 18. Court documents said he was struck 40 times with a baseball bat.
Maish, who was arrested May 19 in a vehicle theft, discussed his involvement in Woosley’s death earlier this month, Capt. James Branum said.
“He provided some gloves that were used, and he helped dispose of evidence,” Branum said.
Plant’s attorney could not be reached for comment, and it was unclear whether Maish had an attorney yet.
A 17-year-old was charged with murder in Woosley’s slaying last month. Court documents say that youth was recorded on a cellphone video as saying he, Plant and the suspect still at-large were together when at least two of them beat Woosley with one or more baseball bats because of an alleged encounter the victim had with a girl.
Plant was served a warrant Wednesday at the Henry County Jail in nearby New Castle, where he remains incarcerated after being arrested June 5 on charges of receiving stolen property, marijuana possession, criminal trespass and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Police have said that at the time of his death, Woosley had recently moved to Richmond from West College Corner, about 20 miles to the south.
Richmond is about 65 miles east of Indianapolis.