7 charged in murders of 2 brothers found dead in Hobart

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Bodies of 2 Gary teen brothers found
Antonio Lackey, 16, and Arreon Lackey, 18, died of a gunshot wound and found Friday by a fisherman in Hobart. Ind.

HOBART, Ind. (WLS) -- Seven people have been charged in connection with the murders of two teenage brothers who were found shot to death in a wooded area of northwest Indiana in July.

Dental records were needed to identify the bodies of teen brothers found fatally shot in Hobart, Ind., the Lake County Coroner's office said.

The skeletal remains were identified as Antonio Lackey, 16, and Arreon Lackey, 18, both of the 4400-block of Ryan Court, officials said. The remains were found by a fishermen in a wooded area - about 10 miles southeast of Gary.

Both teens died of a single gunshot wound and the coroner has ruled their deaths a homicide, officials said.

Antonio Lackey, 16, (left) and Arreon Lackey, 18, (right).

Antonio D. Lackey, 16; and Arreon T. Lackey, 18, were found shot to death in the 7000 block of Grand Avenue in Hobart, Ind., about 4:50 p.m. July 17, according to Hobart police and the Lake County coroner's office. They lived in the 4400 block of Ryan Court in Gary, Ind.

Seven suspects have been charged with murder, murder in perpetration of kidnapping, and kidnapping in connection with the deaths, Hobart police announced Wednesday morning.

PHOTOS: 7 charged in murders of 2 Gary brothers found dead in Hobart

Several authorities, including Hobart police, Merrillville police, the Northwest Indiana Regional SWAT Team and Indiana State Police, executed a search warrant in the 700 block of North Henry Street in Gary about 5 a.m. Tuesday.

David Johnson III, 62; David Johnson IV, 37; and David Johnson V, 19, all of Gary, were arrested at the home and are being held without bond in the Lake County Jail, police said.

Three other suspects-Aarion Greenwood, 17, David Johnson IV's son; Jen Woods, 33, David Johnson IV's wife, who is also known as Jeri McCoy; and Kiontay Cason, 21, all of Gary-are not in custody as of Wednesday morning, police said.

The seventh suspect, 26-year-old Michelle Hughes, Aarion Greenwood's girlfriend, was arrested July 2 on an unrelated charge and has been in custody at the Lake County Jail, police said. She was served with the murder warrant Tuesday and will remain at the jail without bond.

The brothers were reported missing to the Merrillville Police Department by their mother a few days before they were found, police said at the time.

Police were "actively investigating their whereabouts at the time their bodies were discovered," police said. They were listed as missing in the National Crime Information Center law enforcement database.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.