Charges In Connection To Sullivan Shooting Upgraded To Murder

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind – Monday (11/8/21) Sullivan County Prosecutor Ann Smith Mischler filed additional charges against Kyle Ray Johnson and Matthew Todd Earle in connection to the death of 15-year-old Mezmariah Wilson.

Both men have now been charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, Carrying A Handgun Within 500 Feet of a School Property, and Pointing A Firearm, for their actions in the shooting incident that took place near the Carlisle Elementary School on June 10, 2021.

Mezmariah Wilson

Both Johnson and Earle were originally charged with Criminal Recklessness With A Deadly Weapon and Obstruction Of Justice.  Since those charges were filed, the Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office and the Indiana State Police have been investigating the case and reviewing evidence received from various search warrants.

Both Johnson and Earle are currently being held in custody on the original charges and will now be held without bond to answer to the additional charges.


(cover photo Johnson right, Earl left)