HAYDEN, Ind. (AP) — Three Indianapolis men have been arrested in the weekend shooting death of a firearms dealer and theft of dozens of guns from his southern Indiana shop, police said Tuesday.
The three men were arrested on murder and robbery charges at an Indianapolis home Monday night, Jennings County sheriff's Maj. Jerry Shepherd said.
Scott Maxie, 61, was found shot in the head Sunday night at his Muscatatuck Outdoors gun shop in a rural area near the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Investigators found four guns among the 47 believed to have been stolen from Maxie's shop during a search of the Indianapolis home, Shepherd told The Tribune of Seymour (http://bit.ly/1uVvLdr ).
Those arrested were identified as 23-year-old Dejaun Worthen, 24-year-old Darryl Worthen and 20-year-old Darion Harris.
Shepherd said all three men were being held without bond Tuesday in the Jennings County Jail. It wasn't immediately clear whether they had attorneys, and Shepherd didn't immediately return a telephone message from The Associated Press seeking details.
Maxie operated his gun shop from a building on the property where he also lived, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis.
The stolen weapons included both handguns and long guns, according to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Steve Maxie told the newspaper his slain nephew was a retired Cummins Inc. electrician who loved to hunt and fish. Maxie said the gun shop occupied one side of the barn and had about 200 firearms, while the other side housed his nephew's truck and boat.
"He had been around guns all his life," Steve Maxie said. "He had a real nice gun shop."
Information from: The (Seymour) Tribune, http://www.tribtown.com