PORTLAND, Ind. (WFFT) -- Police have arrested a third woman in connection with the deadly shooting of a Jay County man.
Jay County prosecutors charged 18-year-old Hannah Knapke of Fort Recovery, Ohio with murder in the death of Shea Briar.
Briar was found shot in the back on County Road 125 West in the early morning hours of Jan. 12. He later died.
Police have already arrested 31-year-old Esther Stephen, the mother of his child, and 18-year-old Shelby Hiestand with murder.
Both women were softball coaches at Fort Recovery but were recently fired after their arrests.
An affidavit released Wednesday says Knapke had no known connection to Briar, which is why Stephen and Hiestand asked to use her vehicle to pick him up from his home that night.
The affidavit says Knapke told investigators she met the other two women at the Fairview United Methodist Church and listened as they discussed their plan to kill Briar.
She also knew they placed a .22-caliber rifle in her car, it says.
After they picked up Briar, the affidavit says all four of them got out of the car at a bridge on C.R. 125.
As Stephen and Briar walked ahead, police say Knapke was standing next to Hiestand as she shot him in the back.
Police say Stephen wanted Briar dead because he wanted to establish parenting time rights for their child and petitioned the court to change the child's last name.
- Third woman, 18, charged with murder in Jay County man's death
- Jay County Schools narrows gun access list
- Oakwood man charged with murder in brother's death
- Murder charge filed in Indiana deputy's death
- Babysitter charged with murder in toddler's death
- Woman charged in Ligonier murders changes plea
- Fort Wayne man charged in mother's murder
- Jay County Regional Sewer District considering rate hike
- Jay County residents want to stop a proposed wind farm
- Planning commission approves Jay County's second wind farm