More Charges in Bluffton Teen Murder

By Peter Neumann

June 18, 2010 Updated Oct 30, 2009 at 12:34 PM EDT

BLUFFTON, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Harsh criminal charges for four young Adams County men in the death of a Uniondale teen.

Wells county sheriff Bob Frantz says he thinks a drug dispute resulted in the death of 19-year-old Justin Sprow Tuesday night.

Wells County police say Sprow died after being shot through the windshield of his car near the intersection of 800-North and 100-West in Wells county.

His passenger, 19-year old Randy Haney, was able to hide in a nearby cornfield and call 9-1-1. He was not hurt.

This morning, 18-year olds Cody Barkley and Jonathan Thatcher were each charged with murder, felony murder, and conspiracy to commit robbery resulting in serious bodily injury.

22-year old Dustin Jackson, and 17-year old Cody Mendez are also charged with the same three class-a felonies.

Each charge carries a potential sentence of up to 65-years in prison. They are all being held without bond and each has a trial date set for next spring.




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