Jennings investigators seek tips to locate suspect in murder


Destiny Bailey


NORTH VERNON — Jennings County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in finding another suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old North Vernon man, and announced they have arrested two more people involved in the shooting.

Investigators said the two people arrested, Frank Bailey and Fashion Ellis, are being held in Louisville after being detained there since the April 15 murder of Donavon Booker. Booker died of a single gunshot wound to the upper torso in the driveway of a home at 3972 Squire Lakes Blvd. in Country Squire Lakes, investigators said.

Frank Bailey is charged with battery resulting in bodily injury and disorderly conduct, said Jennings County Sheriff Chief Deputy David Turner. Ellis is charged with battery by means of a deadly weapon, Turner said.

Stephon Moore, 30, Louisville, is also being held in Louisville, charged with one count of murder in Booker’s death and two counts of attempted murder in the case, according to court records.

Stephon Moore
Stephon Moore
The sheriff’s department is seeking the public’s help in locating Destiny L. Bailey, 25, a black female described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds, Turner said. Destiny L. Bailey is being sought on a charge of felony assisting a criminal, Turner said.

If she is seen, deputies asked those with information to call 812-346-4911 or call the sheriff’s department anonymous tip line at 812-346-0342.

For more on this story, see Sunday’s Republic.

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