3 arrested in 2016 slayings


Three men, including a Jackson County resident, have been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two Lexington residents more than a year ago, police reported Thursday.

Roger D. McIntosh, 57, of Crothersville and Phillip McIntosh, 54, of North Vernon each face two counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and obstruction of justice, while David McIntosh, 52, of North Vernon faces a murder charge and a conspiracy to commit murder charge in connection with the deaths of Michele R. Brewer, 45, and Jesse Willard Bowling, 51, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

Brewer and Bowling were found shot to death March 28, 2016, inside a residence at 10133 E. State Road 356 in the Lexington area, which is in southeastern Scott County.

The arrests of the McIntoshes stem from a yearlong investigation by detectives with the sheriff’s department and the Indiana State Police Sellersburg Post, police report.

Roger McIntosh is presently serving an eight-year prison term at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility near Carlisle for dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance. He received that sentence July 13, 2016, in Jackson Circuit Court.

Phillip and David McIntosh are both being held without bond at the Scott County Detention Center in Scottsburg.

The state has filed a notice to seek life without the possibility of parole against both Roger and Phillip McIntosh.

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