Four indicted in beating death of Louisville man

By Maira Ansari - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A month after a Louisville man died from a brutal beating, four people are indicted for his murder. 29-year-old Raleigh Plenty was attacked in May 2010, he died from his injuries in early February.

Louisville Metro Police say leads from the anonymous tip line helped them piece this case together.

Three of the four people indicted are behind bars. Police are looking for the last suspect.

"Received a tip that came into the crime tip line made some interviews with some of the individuals involved," said Lt. Barry Wilkerson, LMPD Homicide Unit commander.

Metro police say on May 20, 2010, Plenty was walking at the intersection of Longfield and Wizard. Someone called 911 to report a man stumbling around the area near Churchill Downs. When EMS responded, they thought Plenty had fallen. He went to the hospital with severe head injuries. Investigators later found out that Plenty had been assaulted.

The four people police say assaulted Plenty are 20-year-old's Shane Henderson, Jamie Marsh, and Quennell Young and 22-year-old Lafone Jones. Police say they think they know what prompted it.

"Believe it started over them shooting a paint ball gun at Mr. Plenty," said Wilkerson. "That point he became angry and threw a bottle back at the vehicle, from that point the altercation took place."

Police say the four friends beat Plenty so badly in the head that he died from his injuries last month.

Henderson and Marsh are now behind bars at Metro Corrections. Police say Young is already in the Franklin County Jail for an unrelated charge, and they are still looking for Lafone Jones.

"We've made contact with him," said Wilkerson. "He has told us that he will come in and give us some information or turn himself in but, we are actively looking for him at this point."

The four suspects are being charged with murder, robbery, and tampering with physical evidence.

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