Two Missouri men indicted for Easter weekend murder of Carbondale man

JACKSON COUNTY — A Jackson County Grand Jury Friday indicted two Missouri men on first degree murder charges in the fatal Easter shooting of a 41-year-old Carbondale man who was originally from Centralia.

Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr says 21-year-old Travis Tremayne Tyler and 21-year-old John Frank Ingram, both from Cape Girardeau, were each indicted on two counts of first degree murder in connection with the death of Timothy Beaty.

The two men were also indicted on one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X Felony; and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, both Class 1 Felonies.

Tyler and Ingram were previously charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.  A pretrial hearing was set for June 28 in the case. 

Tyler and Ingram were both at a party at 402 W. Walnut Street on March 27 when they fired a gun a person there. Another man, Nehemiah Greenlee, was injured and taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was then sent to a St. Louis hospital for treatment. Police then found Beaty later unresponsive in at a house near where the party was taking place. He was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, where he was pronounced dead. Police say a stray bullet struck Beaty inside his home.

If convicted, both men could spend several years in prison on the charges.