MUNCIE, Ind. – City police didn’t have to go far Monday to arrest a Muncie man charged with murder in a Feb. 9 slaying in a West Main Street apartment.
Marcus Darrell “Jefe” Hanyard, 23, was already in the Delaware County jail on unrelated charges.
The murder charge stems from the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Zackary Mason Farmer, of Middletown, in an acquaintance’s apartment in the 800 block of West Main Street.
Hanyard – who was on probation for an October 2016 armed robbery conviction – is also preliminarily charged with conspiracy to commit burglary resulting in serious bodily injury, attempted armed robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
According to documents filed Monday by Chief Deputy Prosecutor Zach Craig, Hanyard and another man entered the apartment of Isaiah Anthony Davis, 20, about 4 a.m. on Feb. 9, intending to rob its occupants of drugs and cash.
According to an affidavit:
- Davis and two Middletown men visiting his apartment – Farmer and 19-year-old Hunter James Hess – were sitting in a bedroom when the intruders entered and opened fire with handguns.
- Farmer was shot in the head and elsewhere. Three bullets were recovered during an autopsy.
- Davis and Hess tried to hide behind a safe in a bedroom closet, and Davis returned fire at one of the intruders who had reached the bedroom. That man then fled from the apartment out a back door.
- A witness told police that a wounded Hanyard and an alleged accomplice arrived at an Indianapolis home before dawn on Feb. 9, asking for alcohol, clothes and…
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