Trial dates are set for the two men facing charges in connection to a
fatal shooting in Carlisle.
Matthew Earle, 23, of Terre Haute, had his initial hearing Friday in
Sullivan County Circuit Court. His pretrial conference was scheduled
for 9 a.m. on Aug. 16 and his jury trial for 9 a.m. on Sept. 28.
The second suspect in the case, Kyle Johnson, 20, of Coal City, is
scheduled to have a pretrial conference on Sept. 7 and a jury trial on
The two men are facing charges in connection to a June 10 shooting
that left a local teenager dead. According to court documents, two
groups gathered at the corner of Lewis and Ledgerwood Streets in
Carlisle where a fight was scheduled to take place.
Court documents say Earle told investigators he fired shots at the
ground and that Johnson fired rounds toward the opposing group.
Mezmariah Wilson, 15, of Shelburn, was struck and killed.
Earle and Johnson are both preliminary charged with criminal
recklessness with a deadly weapon, a Level5 felony, and obstruction of
justice, a Level 6 felony. Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames said
the investigation is still active and ongoing.