KOKOMO, Indiana – A 22-year-old man from Tipton was convicted of providing the gun used to kill 25-year-old Lashay Young-beard in Kokomo earlier this year.
Court records show that 22-year-old Jacob Sayers of Tipton pleaded guilty on Tuesday to providing a firearm to an inadmissible person and giving a false statement.
On February 3, Young-Brad was found shot and killed in the backyard of a Courtland Avenue home.
Shortly after the shooting, investigators found a man tied to a bathtub at the home, and three people were subsequently arrested.
Troy Wilson and Uriah Levy were charged with arrest and deteriorating battery life. Stephen Allen is accused of aiding, abetting and punishing.
Now Levy is also charged with murder for his role in the death of Young-beard. He is currently being held at the Howard County Criminal Justice Center.
The Kokomo Police Department (KPD) said during the investigation that the gun identified as the weapon used in Young-Beard̵
The firearm was found to have been purchased by a Kokomo retailer from Sayers in November 2019. Police said Sayers provided false information during the purchase of the firearm and an arrest warrant was requested.
According to the KPD, Sayers surrendered at the Howard County Criminal Justice Center on March 16.
Sayers was sentenced on Tuesday to more than four years of supervised probation and a loan for a prison sentence.
The KPD said the case and the investigation into Lashay Young-Beard’s murder were still active investigations.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Kokomo Police Hotline at 765-456-7017 or the Central Indiana Crime Brakes at 1-800-262-TIPS with anonymous advice.
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