Five people arrested in the Feb. 10 shooting death of Joshua Newcomb were arraigned in Daviess Circuit Court Wednesday on charges of murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence.
The hearing was the first time three juveniles arrested in the case have been identified. They are Cameron Agee, 17, of Utica, Troey Dehoog-Roberts, 17, of Owensboro and William Jared Sigers of Owensboro, who was 17 years old at the time he was arrested but has since turned 18. Joshua Paul Orr and Dakota Christopher Galloway, both 18-year-old Owensboro residents, were also arraigned on the charges.
Each pleaded not guilty to the charges, and Judge Joe Castlen set their bonds at $250,000, full cash. Orr, Galloway and Sigers are being held in the Daviess County Detention Center and Agee and Dehoog-Roberts are being held at the juvenile detention center in Bowling Green.
Investigators believe Newcomb was killed by a shotgun blast when the group of five came to his home on Kentucky 2830 the afternoon of Feb. 10, entered the residence and attempted to rob him of money and drugs, according to reports from the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.
Detectives said Orr was armed with a shotgun, while the others were armed with two baseball bats and a claw hammer.
Investigators have said that Newcomb attempted to flee to a bedroom, and they believe Orr fired a shotgun through the bedroom door, striking Newcomb in the neck.
A witness in the home at the time of the incident identified Orr as the shooter, detectives said.
The next scheduled court appearance for the five is a pretrial hearing is scheduled for May 10.