The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has charged two men in connection with alleged crimes that resulted in the death of a man in South Bend over the weekend.
Below is the latest from the prosecutor's office:
St. Joseph County –The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office has charged two individuals in connection with shootings that occurred on January 25th and 26th in South Bend.
Troyon Scott, 20, is charged with Murder and a Firearm Sentencing Enhancement in the January 26th shooting death of Huey Hudson, Jr. (South Liberty St., South Bend).
Probable cause was found and an arrest warrant ordered issued. He was arrested and booked into the St. Joseph County Jail earlier this morning on this arrest warrant, where he remains in custody. Troyon is scheduled to appear before a St. Joseph County Magistrate this afternoon, January 29th, at 1:00 p.m. for his arraignment (Traffic & Misdemeanor Courtroom, 1855 Courthouse, 112 S. Lafyette Blvd, South Bend).
Troyae Scott, 22, has been charged in a three count information in connection with a shooting that occurred on January 25th on East Calvert Street.
He is charged with:
Count I: Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon a Level 5 Felony
Count II: Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily a Level 5 Felony Injury
Count III: Carrying a Handgun without a License a Level 5 Felony
Probable cause was found and an arrest warrant ordered issued. He was arrested and booked into the St. Joseph County Jail earlier this morning on this arrest warrant, where he remains in custody at the issuance of this release. Troyae Scott appeared Tuesday afternoon before a St. Joseph County Magistrate for his initial bail hearing and arraignment. At that hearing, his bail was set at $5,000 cash or $50,000 Corporate surety. He has an initial hearing scheduled for February 5, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Sanford.
On or about January 25, 2020 at approximately 11:32 p.m., South Bend Police Department (SBPD) officers responded to a shooting in the 1900 block of East Calvert Street, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana.Inside the residence officers found DeMarco Barnes with numerous gunshot wounds to his legs and abdomen. Mr. Barnes was transported to Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Later in the day on January 26, 2020, investigators went back to Memorial Hospital to speak withDeMarco Barnes after he was out of surgery. Mr. Barnes explained that prior to the shooting, two individuals who he knows by the Facebook usernames “Buddy Folks” (later identified as Anthony Herron) and “Taliban Yae” came over to his house to smoke marijuana.
Mr. Barnes later showed investigators the “Taliban Yae” Facebook page and pointed out the individual who shot him to police. Officers identified that individual as Troyae L. Scott from previous law enforcement contacts.
In a further interview with Mr. Barnes , he stated that Herron arranged to come over to the residence to smoke marijuana. He stated that Troyae Scott came with Herron uninvited. Mr. Barnes said that he knows Troyae Scott as “Yaee” and has known him for around ten (10) years. He said that he and Troyae Scott have relative in common and that they refer to each other as “family.”
Barnes continued that when Herron and Troyae Scott came to his house, Mr. Barnes showed off his handgun to them. At some point, Troyae Scott took possession of the handgun and something to the effect of “This is mine now.” Mr. Barnes was not alarmed as he knew Troyae Scott well and believed this to be a joke. Troyae Scott then took an amount of marijuana and said something about it all being his now before walking toward the door.
Mr. Barnes said that he told Troyae Scott that he could not leave with these items.
Troyae Scott then shot Mr. Barnes. Mr. Barnes and Troyae Scott began to physically wrestle over the gun and Troyae Scott continued to shoot Mr. Barnes. Troyae Scott and Herron then fled. Police and medical crews arrived and rendered aid to Mr. Barnes. Shortly after the shooting, Mr. Barnes’ first cousin Huey Hudson, Jr. became aware of the shooting and Troyae Scott’s role as the shooter. Hudson communicated with people at his brother, Marquise Scott’s, home. (Marquise Scott is a relative of, but not a brother, to the other Scotts involved in this case). Hudson learned that three of Troyae Scott’s brothers were at Marquise Scott’s home. Hudson became angry and went to Marquise Scott’s home at 610 S. Liberty Street, in South Bend, to confront Troyae Scott’s brothers.
As stated previously, Barnes, Hudson, and all the Scotts are related in a fashion. Upon arriving at Marquise Scott’s home, Hudson was armed and confronted Troyae Scott’s brothers about Troyae shootingBarnes. At the end of that confrontation, Hudson was arguing with Troyae Scott’s brother,Troyon Scott. Troyon Scott shot Hudson multiple times, including two shots to the back of hisneck, which passed through Hudson’s neck and head, killing him.
South Bend Police responded and held the scene on S. Liberty for Metro Homicide to begin its investigation. During the course of the crime scene investigation, a marijuana growing operation was discovered in the basement of the home at 610 S. Liberty. Indiana State Police assisted in the investigation by taking control of the marijuana grow investigation. While some people involved in these investigations may have gang ties, strong evidence of gang motive has not been developed. The families of the victims have been updated on the investigations.
Please see attached Criminal Informations and Supplemental Affidavits in Support of Probable Cause.The sentencing range for Murder is 45 to 65 years. A Firearm Sentencing Enhancement can add an extra 5 to 20 years to the conviction of the underlying offense.
The sentencing range for a Level 5 Felony is 1 to 6 years.
The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office has released information on behalf of the County Metro Homicide Unit regarding a killing in South Bend Sunday morning.
The information released is below.
St. Joseph County- At approximately 12:43 this morning, the South Bend Police Department was called to the 600 block of South Liberty, South Bend, on a shooting. Upon arrival of uniformed officers on the scene, they discovered a male inside the home who appeared to have been shot. Medical personnel responded and pronounced the man deceased at the scene. The deceased has been identified as Huey Hudson, Jr., age 28, of South Bend.
The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) was activated to investigate, per protocol. No one is in custody in the case at this time, and investigators are continuing to follow up on leads. If you believe you have information related to the death of Huey Hudson, Jr., please call Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.