Suspect Held in 2018 Double Homicide

Suspect Held in 2018 Double Homicide

Authorities in Indiana have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a double murder that occurred last June in Danville.  Public Safety Director Larry Thomason says Deontae Bright was arrested Friday morning.

‘’Mr. Bright was being sought in connection with the homicide that occurred at the Untouchable Motorcycle Club in June of 2018,’’ said Thomason.  ‘’Danville detectives, acting on information provided by a tip through Crimestoppers, provided information to the Indianapolis Metro Police and US Marshal’s Office who took Mr. Bright into custody without incident in the Indianapolis area,’’ added Thomason.

Bright remains in custody in Indiana and is awaiting extradition to Illinois.   Bright was 18-years-old at the time of the incident last June.

Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden identified the two shooting victims last June as 17-year-old Tahji S. McGill and 23-year-old Albert L. Gardner, Jr., both of Danville.  Both died from gunshot wounds.

Public Safety Director Thomason say the tip provided through Crimestoppers was an exceptional piece of information and shows how persons with what they believe may be a small piece of information, transferring that to law enforcement anonymously, helps solve violent crimes.’’

‘’We encourage anyone with information related to crimes to use the Vermilion County Crimestoppers tip line, (217) 446-TIPS, any time they have information,’’ said Thomason.  ‘’It is a proven anonymous system that also provides cash rewards to the tipster if they so desire.’’

The June 2018 incident remains under investigation.