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Harrison County murder suspects make court appearance

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Kevin Schuler (left) and Austin Scott (Source: Floyd County, IN Jail) Kevin Schuler (left) and Austin Scott (Source: Floyd County, IN Jail)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - The teens suspected of murdering a Harrison County couple faced a judge Monday. Kevin Schuler and Austin Scott, both 18, appeared in separate Floyd County courtrooms to answer to unrelated charges.

Scott shuffled into the courtroom to hear his charges read to him. Schuler was having a hearing of his own in a separate courtroom. Both are charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and carrying a handgun without a license. 

Scott is facing an extra charge of criminal recklessness for allegedly shooting a gun at Justin Scott, who according to a friend of the family is Austin's twin brother. Court papers say the bullet went into a nearby residence and after the firearm was discharged, Scott and Schuler got into a red truck and left the scene. 

According to court documents, when Scott and Schuler were stopped by New Albany police they were found with three revolver handguns, a bottle of hydrocodone pills, and a stamp collection. The documents say the two confessed to stealing the items from the Harrison County home where Asenath Arnold and Gary Henderson were found murdered. 

The criminal recklessness charge against Scott was grounds for the state to argue for a $500,000 cash only bond, which was granted. 

"It is an exceptionally high bond for a C felony," said Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson, "but based upon the anticipated charges that we understand our neighboring county is going to file in this case, it was an appropriate bond."  Schuler's bond is $50,000.  

Murder charges still have not been filed in Harrison County, but they are expected.

Scott's grandmother said when she heard about the murders and her grandsons alleged involvement, she said it made her "sick to my stomach." 

"It's a walking nightmare for all the parties involved," said Stephen Beardsley, Scott's attorney.

Scott and Schuler are due back in Floyd County court next month.

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