Springfield double murder suspect indicted by Clark County grand jury

A Springfield man accused of killing two people at an apartment complex has been indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury.

Kyle X. Bonaparte, 20, faces three counts of murder and another count of tampering evidence. He was indicted by the grand jury on Monday.

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Bonaparte is accused of killing Joshua Brown, 26, who died after he was shot multiple times at an apartment in the 1300 block of Delta Road on Oct. 4. Another person, Raina Beal, 23, died after she was shot in the head at the same apartment, according to investigators.

Police have issued a warrant for Bonaparte — who is still at-large — in connection with the deaths of Beal and Brown.

Brown allegedly told police Bonaparte shot him prior to being transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, according to court records. He later died at the hospital.

A witness later told police she and the two victims had been inside the apartment most of the day. A man named “Chiraq” knocked on the door and entered the apartment with another man named “Packy,” the court records say.

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The men began arguing and Chiraq said, “I don’t have time for the (expletive),” then allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot Brown in the chest, police said in court records.

Brown then began shooting back and the two allegedly exchanged several rounds of gunfire, court records say. Beal was caught between the two and shot one time in the head, police said.

Bonaparte faces two counts of murder in connection with Brown’s death, including an alternative charge for allegedly causing his death as a result of felonious assault, Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said. Bonaparte also faces one count in connection with Beal’s death.

Police have asked for the public’s help in locating Bonaparte. He’s described as a 5-foot-8-inch tall man, weighing 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Springfield Police Capt. Michael Varner told the Springfield News-Sun last week that anyone who helps Bonaparte could face charges themselves. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Springfield Police Division at 937-324-7685.

The grand jury also returned the followed indictments on Monday:

• Timothy J. Eberhart, 51: violating protection order.

• Robert Lee Coder, 27, 105 N. Western Ave.: receiving stolen property.

• William J. Wilson, 231 E. Euclid Ave.: two counts of burglary.

• Jorden Reedy, 23, 1801 Russell Ave.: failure to verify current address.

• Timothy L. Johns, 56, 703 Reading Drive: domestic violence.

• Jamie Lee Back, 37: breaking and entering, tampering with evidence.

• Airelle Christine Casebolt, 26, 1179 Groop Rd: failure to appear.

• Timothy A. Sowards, 39, 145 S. Light St.: possession of heroin.

• Brandon A. Horn, 35, 2251 Lake Road, New Carlisle: burglary.


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