Two Facing Felony Murder Charges
Todd Pittenger - April 27, 2016 10:55 am
21-year-old DiAntre Marquelle Lemmie and 24-year-old Amber Craig are facing charges that include felony murder, aggravated robbery, and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery
Two people from Salina are facing felony murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a man from Nebraska in the parking lot of a Salina motel early Tuesday morning.
Salina Police Captain Chris Trocheck says that 21-year-old DiAntre Marquelle Lemmie and 24-year-old Amber Craig are facing charges that include felony murder, aggravated robbery, and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery in connection with the shooting death of 32-year-old Adonis Loudermilk. Additionally, 34-year-old Tyi Daniel is facing a charge of obstruction apprehension or prosecution.
First responders were called to the Starlite Motel at 211E. Pacific at around 6:00 in the morning to a report of shots fired. They found Loudermilk on the ground in the north end of the parking lot, deceased from a gunshot wound.
Police said that several shots had been fired.
Trocheck says that Lemmie was identified as the suspect.
At 8:38 in the morning Lemmie was taken into custody following a short high speed chase involving Salina Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The chase was headed South on N. Santa Fe, when near the intersection with W. Lincoln, a long train crossing the street altered it. The suspect vehicle, a white full sized pickup truck, veered off the road and headed west driving parallel with the railroad tracks. After several hundred yards it became disabled in a muddy vacant lot. The occupants, Lemmie and another man identified as Tyi Daniel, then bailed out and ran. Both were quickly caught and taken into custody.
Trocheck says that everyone involved in the incident are acquaintances. They were all together in a room at the motel. At some point there was a disturbance, followed by the shooting in the parking lot.
Trocheck says that the gun has been recovered.
Deputy Police Chief Sean Morton commended everyone who worked on the case for getting a quick arrest. “I think our officers and detectives came together and did an outstanding job of being focused, determining who the suspects were, locating them, and making arrests and clearing this homicide in a short amount of time.”
Trocheck adds that the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Salina Police, or Crimestoppers at 825- TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit www.pd.salina.org and follow Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip