Hunt Found Guilty On All Charges
By: Mike Stiles - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Theron Hunt (photo courtesy of St. Joseph Co. Jail)

(CENTREVILLE) – A St. Joseph County Circuit Court jury has found a man guilty for his part in the murder of another man in 2018.

Wednesday morning, the jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts against 41 year old Theron Hunt. ...... {LISTEN}.

The jury began their deliberations Tuesday following closing statements by St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough and defense attorney T.J. Reed.

Hunt along with 24 year old Kayla Cheney and 20 year old Tyler McNeil were all arrested following an incident November 15, 2018. Kevin Johnson, a truck driver from Kentucky, was shot and killed at a residence on South Street in Flowerfield Township. The trio also faced charges for robbing Dainelle King on that same date.

Investigators say they were told that Johnson tried to steal a vehicle which led to his being shot. Authorities later discovered that Hunt, Cheney and McNeil were going to sell fake drugs to Johnson, but the plan went wrong and Johnson was shot by Cheney.

McDonough says he is grateful for all of the hard work law enforcement officers did leading up to the trial. ...... {LISTEN}.

Hunt will be sentenced on February 12.


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