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Two Men Arrested In Connection With Shooting Death Of Devan Burris
Updated April 9, 2014 8:45 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Donald Krutchen
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Craig Streete

(WASHINGTON) - Washington Police Officers arrested 29-year-old Donald Krutchen and 28-year-old Craig Streete.

Krutchen was arrested at his home on Front Street. He is facing charges of murder, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and conspiracy to commit robbery resulting in serious bodily injury. He also is facing two counts of theft from a separate unrelated incident.

Streete was arrested at Farbest Foods in Vincennes. He is facing charges of robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and conspiracy to commit robbery resulting in serious bodily injury.

Both men were taken to the Daviess County Security Center, where Krutchen is being held without bond. Streete's bond was set at $500,000.

The Washington Police say that no further details are being released at this time, but that the investigation is still on-going.

According to a probable cause affidavits, both Streete and Kruchten were with Burris on the night he was shot.

According to police Street says Burris set up the drug deal intending to rob those providing him with meth of the drug, money or both. Streete told police at first he decided not to drive Burris to the drug deal but then says Burris offered him gas money to take him. The document further states that Burris had taken a BB gun with him as they left to pickup up Keuchten.

Two other people have been sentenced in connection with the death of 17-year-old Burris, who was shot and killed on December 6, 2013.

18-year-old Logan Evans was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the murder of Burris. He pled guilty to the crime in February, but maintains he did not mean to shoot the teen.

19-year-old Lucas Benjamin of Washington was sentenced to 30 years in prison in connection with the death. He pleaded guilty to charges of assisting a criminal and attempted dealing in meth as part of a negotiated plea agreement.

Charges of conspiracy to commit murder were dismissed.

Benjamin was with Evans near the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Oak Grove Road to do a drug deal when that deal went wrong.

According to police, the two men went to the church to sell Burris $100 worth of meth. The two borrowed a Dodge Intrepid owned by Shawna Campbell to go to the church.

During the drug deal, Benjamin alleges Burris and another man grabbed him by the hood of his jacket and tried to pull him out the car. Benjamin says the man had a gun pointed at his face and began hitting him.

He told police as he was being pulled from the car, he heard a gunshot and then everyone began screaming. The probable cause affidavit stated that Streete stayed in his own car, while Kruchten went to the vehicle and Streete said he saw Kruchten wailing on Benjamin until he heard a gunshot.

Then Benjamin and Lucas fled the scene. Kruchten helped load Burris into Streete's gold Cadillac and they took him to the Daviess Community Hospital where they left Burris in the emergency room parking lot. Kruchten went inside to tell medical personnel that someone was in the parking lot bleeding. Then both men fled the scene. Burris died at the hospital.

Benjamin told police Evans did not intend to shoot anyone, but was trying to scare them. But Campbell told police the two had told her hours before the drug deal that the men were going to take "Burris hunting" which she took as they were going to shoot him.

Two others charged in relation to the shooting are also facing court proceedings. 14-year-old Wyatt Byers is being charged with obstruction of justice for hiding the gun used to kill Burris. Byers could be sentenced to 90 days in a juvenile detention center.

18-year-old Heaven Berry was charged with providing assistance to another who committed the crime of murder. She let her cousin, Evans, hide at her apartment after the murder.

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