EC man charged with July murder
By Ruth Ann Krause Post-Tribune correspondent May 3, 2013 11:18PM
Updated: June 5, 2013 6:17AM
An East Chicago man was charged in Lake Superior Court with murder on Thursday, the same day three other men charged in the same case pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and agreed to testify against their co-defendants.
The case against Quinton Anderson Webb, 27, of the 4500 block of Magoun Avenue, was filed and sealed until he was taken into custody. Webb is charged with killing Daviantae Dunham, who was shot in the back of the head about 3:30 a.m. July 21 in a parking lot at 3583 Guthrie St., East Chicago.
In recent weeks, the three men who pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness on Thursday — Nathan Kincaid, 30, Cameo Samuels, 30, and Fabian Villagomez, 29, — along with a fourth co-defendant, Chauncey Hackett Jr., 22, all have given sworn statements to police in Dunham’s death.
The men told police Samuels got into an argument with a woman and a fight erupted in the parking lot involving Samuels, Kincaid, Villagomez, Hackett, Dunham and others. Dunham was knocked unconscious.
One of the co-defendants told police that Webb returned to the parking lot, walked toward Dunham, who was lying on the ground, and shot Dunham once before leaving the scene, the probable cause affidavit states.
Other witnesses told police Webb was wearing a different shirt after the shooting, court records indicate.
Webb is being held without bail. He has two pending misdemeanor cases — failure to stop after an accident and carrying a handgun without a license.
Hackett has pleaded not guilty. He had an omnibus hearing on Wednesday.