Trial dates scheduled for suspects in fatal Carlisle shooting

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

Oct. 12.

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.

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