The Washington Times-Herald


June 25, 2014

Suspect arrested in Paoli shooting

Third suspect wanted; Carpenter remains at-large

MARENGO - An additional suspect in the Monday shooting north of Paoli has been arrested and will be charged with murder.

At 9:57 p.m., Indiana State Police investigators placed Elbert Edward Brooks, 48, New Albany, into custody, to be charged with murder for his involvement in the Monday shooting of Nicholas Fields, Cory Michael Harris, and Daniel Smitson. Investigators, combing through tips and leads since Monday afternoon, were led to an apartment complex at 285 S. Main St. in Marengo, where Brooks was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators believe there is a third suspect involved in this case. State Police are actively looking for James L. Davidson, 36, Marengo, for his involvement in the shooting. Davidson was last seen in the Marengo area Wednesday evening. Anyone with information regarding the location of Davidson is asked to contact the Indiana State Police at 812-482-1441. Davidson should be considered armed and dangerous, and the ISP asks that he not be approached.

Investigators continue to search for John Carpenter, who is wanted for Murder for his involvement in the shooting. As a reminder, Carpenter is considered armed and dangerous; do not approach him if located. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Indiana State Police or 911.

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