A Bellefontaine man faces multiple felony counts in the Nov. 27 home invasion and shooting deaths of Caleb Chamberlin, 22, and Anthony Schulz, 24, who succumbed days after the shooting.
Austin Allen, 20, was charged this week in a Logan County grand jury indictment with two counts of complicity to murder; first-degree felony counts of complicity to kidnapping, complicity to aggravated robbery and complicity to aggravate burglary; and two counts of complicity to felonious assault.
He remains in the Logan County Jail.
Each of the complicity charges carry the same penalties as if Allen committed the acts himself. So, in the case of murder, he faces a life sentence on each count if convicted.
Three Urbana teens — Ethan Grim, 17, Josiah Bush, 16, and Elijah Barrett, 15, — are currently held in the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center and face the possible of trial as adults.
Their initial amenability hearings are set to begin in January.
They too would face adults sentences on any indictments if they are bound over to the Logan County Common Pleas Court for trial.
According to authorities, Austin was present when the teens entered a 601 W. Columbus Ave. residence to rob the occupants.
Gunfire was reported at 11:30 p.m. and Chamberlin was found dead and Scartz critically wounded.
Two females were treated for non-gunshot related injuries.
Barrett also was shot in the melee and transported by his co-defendants to Urbana for treatment. He was transferred to Columbus Children’s Hospital and Columbus police secured him pending his treatment.
Bush and Grim were tracked down to a Madison County residence and taken into custody by deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
The Bellefontaine Police Department continues to investigate the shootings and is awaiting forensic testing of evidence and analysis of cell phone records.
Allen has an extensive Logan County criminal record, with charges including obstructing official business, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief earlier this year.
Grim, Barrett and Bush each have lengthy juvenile records in Champaign County.
Bush had reportedly just been released Nov. 27 after four months in the custody of the Champaign County Juvenile Court.