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Suspect in Lexus Bell murder turns himself in, will be arraigned Thursday

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Published: Jun. 18, 2018 at 7:16 PM CDT
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Another suspect, Deon Lamar Young, charged with murder, robbery and wanton endangerment in the 2016 robbery and resulting murder of Lexus Bell turned himself in to the Logan County Detention Center on Friday.

Also connected to the case is Demetrius Roberson and Tayveon Bibb, who are facing trials scheduled for next year, while Reba Kirk was sentenced to 20 years after admitting to setting up the robbery. Jordan Lunsford, another man connected with the case, pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

Young was not in Indiana as first reported, but in Texas. His attorney said he has family there.

"Mr. Young was in Texas and family members drove him back here when they learned that there was an indictment, so he came back here voluntarily," said B. Alan Simpson, Young's attorney.

Simpson said he first met with Young and his family earlier that day before surrendering to authorities.

"He was not running from anything. He has nothing to hide from. That's why he turned himself in," said Simpson.

Simpson said Young knows the other three connected to the case.

"But he had nothing to do with the death of Ms. Bell," he said.

Young's bond is set for $250,000. His attorney will be asking the court to review that during Young's arraignment on Thursday, June 21. Simpson said Young will enter a non-guilty plea.

According to Simpson, Reba Kirk will receive a break in her sentence if someone else is convicted.

"Any statement that she's given that might in some way implicate Mr. Young is highly suspect," he said.

Simpson expects to receive the Commonwealth Attorney's discovery at the arraignment.

"He didn't shoot anybody, he didn't endanger anyone. He's not guilty," Simpson said.