Affidavit: "Incident" with female suspect led to man's murder

Published: Feb. 26, 2014 at 9:28 AM CST
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NEWBURGH, IN (WFIE) - New information has been released in a Warrick County murder case.

The three suspects, 30-year-old David Lackey Jr., 22-year-old Jade Stigall and 25-year-old Shawn Grigsby, appeared in court Tuesday.

They face murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges in the death of 35-year-old Joseph Nelson of Martinsville, Indiana.

Authorities say Nelson died from a gunshot wound to the head. They say his body was found on a conveyor belt at Alcoa's power plant last week.

The probable cause affidavit says Nelson was staying with Stigall in an Evansville hotel room. She says he made her feel uncomfortable so she called Lackey and asked him to pick her up.  A close friend tells 14 News Stigall and Lackey are in a relationship.

According to the affidavit, both Lackey and Grigsby came to pick her up and forced Nelson in the car with them. Records show Stigall drove them to the Huck's gas station at Green River and Lynch, where they met up with her brother, Matt McCallister.

The affidavit says McCallister got in the car and told Stigall to drive east on Boonville-New Harmony Road. The documents show McCallister told Nelson to start making amends with the God he believed in.

The five pulled off near the railroad tracks and record shows that Shawn Grigsby gave McCallister the gun and McCallister shot him once in the head.

Authorities say the gun was thrown in the sewer, but it has been recovered.

The affidavit doesn't say how Nelson's body ended up at Alcoa, but officials suspect he was loaded on to a rail car and brought in with a load of coal.

Friends who know jade tell us they'll be supporting her every step of the way.

McCallister has not been charged yet in the case. He is being held in the Marion County Jail on unrelated charges.

The other three suspects will be formally charged on Wednesday and will have initial hearings on Thursday.

Click here to read the affidavit.

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