Jody Michael Brooks, 22, of North Vernon, and Jovonnie Antonio Mayes, 21, of Seymour, were arrested on Friday, after police allege that both were involved in the death of 52-year-old Richard Smith.

Smith, who was from Dupont, was found dead by authorities inside a home on North Fifth Street in North Vernon.


Officials with the North Vernon Police and Indiana State Police identified Brooks and Mayes as suspects. The pair was located in Corydon, Indiana in possession of a stolen truck, according to police.

They are being held without bond at the Jennings County Jail on charges of murder, robbery and auto theft.