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New Albany police release new details in Waffle House murder

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Police look for clues after an early morning shooting at the Waffle House in New Albany on Dec. 12, 2015. Police look for clues after an early morning shooting at the Waffle House in New Albany on Dec. 12, 2015.
Keontez Malone (Source: Floyd County Prosecutor's Office) Keontez Malone (Source: Floyd County Prosecutor's Office)
Marcus Threatt Jr. (Image Source: Floyd County Sheriff's Dept.) Marcus Threatt Jr. (Image Source: Floyd County Sheriff's Dept.)
Charles Fischbach. Frischbach, was gunned down in the parking lot of the Waffle House early on Dec. 12. Charles Fischbach. Frischbach, was gunned down in the parking lot of the Waffle House early on Dec. 12.

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- New Albany officials have released new details after a man was killed in the parking lot of a Waffle House on Dec. 12. 

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson says arrest warrants have been issued for three additional suspects in connection with the murder of 24-year-old Charles Fischbach. 

Police have already arrested two suspects: Keontez Malone and Marcus Threatt, Jr

Henderson says the suspects met Fischbach in the parking lot with the intent to rob him. Henderson says Malone actually fired the shot that killed Fischbach. 

The additional suspects are: Vanessa N. Mills of New Albany (charged with assisting a criminal and dealing in marijuana); Shaleece A. Grace of New Albany (charged with assisting a criminal and dealing marijuana); and Corey Sandlin of Lanesville, Ind. (charged with dealing in marijuana).

Police say Sandlin was with Fischbach when he was shot. 

Police say Mills and Grace assisted in the drug deal, by driving to and from the University of Louisville to New Albany. They say each woman drove -- one on the way to the deal, and the other on the way back.

Officials say the women also harbored Malone and Threatt at the Cardinal Towne Apartments and were aware of a murder weapon and concealed that evidence as well. Henderson says the apartment where they stayed was vacant, but they had a key. Officials say they went back there after the murder and spent the night. He says the apartment had been used as a gathering place in the past. 

It's not clear if the suspects are U of L students. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from the apartments. 

Henderson had a message for anyone who might be considering drug dealing in Floyd County. 

"This is the wrong place to come deal drugs," Henderson said. "If we catch you and convict you, we will send you to prison."

Grace and Mills appeared in court Tuesday. A judge set their bond at $10,000, and they must pay 10% of that to get out of jail. An attorney for Grace said her family had the money and would bail her out of jail so she can be home with her young son for Christmas.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, court officials said Sandlin had not turned himself in.

Threatt and Malone are both charged with murder in Fischbach's death. 

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