Teens Indicted in Connection to Bellefontaine Double Homicide in 2019

Posted on July 14, 2021

A double homicide from 2019 in Bellefontaine has led to the indictment of three Urbana teenagers.

WPKO Radio reported that Elijah Barrett, 17, Josiah Bush, 18 and Ethan Grim, 19 were each indicted on charges of complicity to aggravated burglary, complicity to aggravated robbery, complicity to kidnapping, two counts of complicity to felonious assault and two counts of complicity to murder.

The Logan County Grand Jury handed down the indictments on Tuesday.

Austin Allen, of Bellefontaine, who is now 20 years old, was already an adult at the time of the crime and indicated earlier.

The case dates back to a day before Thanksgiving in 2019, when the three teenagers are accused of entering a home located at 601 West Columbus Street in Bellefontaine where they are said to have shot and killed 22 year old Caleb Chamberlin and 24 year old Anthony Scartz.

Chamberlin died at the scene, and Scartz died at a hospital a few days later.

Two adult females in the house were assaulted at the scene.

Allen is suspected of being with the other three and allegedly participated in their getaway.

Barrett, Bush and Grim were bound over from the Logan County Juvenile Court Division to be tried as adults at the request of the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office.

They will be arraigned this Friday in the Common Pleas Court General Division. 

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