Two charged in death of Tim Beaty

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Carbondale Times

Two men have been formally charged with murder in connection with the March 27 shooting incident that killed Carbondale musician Tim Beaty.

Travis T. Tyler and John F. Ingram, both 21-year-olds from Cape Girardeau, were indicted by a Jackson County grand jury last week on charges of first-degree murder and various firearm offenses. Online court records show jury trials preliminarily planned for next month.

Counts 1 and 2 charge the defendants with first-degree murder. Count 2 alleges that the defendants discharged a firearm at or into a building on West Walnut Street “when the defendants knew or reasonably should have known the building was occupied, and thereby caused the death of Timothy Beaty,” according to State’s Attorney Mike Carr. 

Count 3 alleges that the defendants caused injury to Nehemiah Greenlee by the discharge of a firearm. Counts 4 and 5 charge both defendants with aggravated discharge of a firearm. 

Police first responded around 2 a.m. March 27 to “shooting everywhere,” according to police dispatch recordings, at a house party at 402 W. Walnut St.

Upon arriving at the scene, police found party-goers running away from the party in all directions, and they located Greenlee inside the house with a non-life-threatening injury. 

Later, officers found the body of 41-year-old Beaty at the house adjacent to where the party had taken place.

Another man, 21-year-old Dwayne Dunn Jr., was arrested the day of the shooting for allegedly firing a gun in the air. A fourth suspect wanted in connection with the incident, 21-year-old Daniel D. Holmes, has not yet been reported in custody by authorities. Holmes also is wanted in connection with a shooting that took place just days later at the Evolve Apartments.