Already serving a jail sentence in Delaware County for a 2013 shooting, Devin Xavier Myers, 19, will have an additional year behind bars in Kosciusko County.
Myers was arrested by Milford Police late last summer after his uncle, a Milford resident, alerted police that his handgun was missing. Chester Myers discovered the missing weapon after learning his nephew was arrested in Muncie on an initial charge of attempted murder and reported the theft to police.
In a plea agreement in September, Myers admitted his involvement in the shooting, which Muncie Police say culminated from a long-standing dispute between Myers and the then 17-year-old victim. (See related)
In Delaware County, Myers is currently serving a sentence of 1 year in jail and 1 year of electronic home detention for a C felony charge of battery by means of a deadly weapon. He will also serve 2 years on probation at the conclusion of his jail time.
In Kosciusko Superior Court I this morning, Myers accepted a plea in reference to the local charge of theft of a firearm. He admitted that on April 26, 2013, he stole the handgun used in the Muncie shooting from his uncle’s Milford home, where Myers occasionally stayed.
Judge Duane Huffer ordered Myers to serve 1 year in the Kosciusko County Jail to be served consecutive to the Delaware County sentencing. Myers chose not to make a statement to the court, but was cooperative in answering questions from the judge throughout the hearing.
Judge Huffer also ordered the return of the handgun to Chester Myers. The weapon is currently in the possession of the Muncie Police Department.