Third teenager arrested in connection to death of 14-year-old Youngstown boy
A third teenager has been arrested in connection to the death of Landon Lockhart.
Youngstown Police Lt. Robert Gentile told 21 News that a now 17-year-old was arrested and charged. Mahoning County Juvenile Court Administrator Wes Skeels told 21 News Elijah Carlisle is the juvenile charged.
Carlisle was 16 at the time of the crime.
The Lockhart case dates back to November 2021 when the 14-year-old went missing. During that time, local, state and federal resources were used in an attempt to find him.
After numerous attempts to locate the boy, YPD detectives found his body in a wooded area off North Truesdale Avenue on the city's east side during the morning hours of January 13, 2022.
Six and a half months after Lockhart's body was found, officials arrested the first two male teenagers allegedly involved in the case.
Anjuan Whitfield and Anthony Wilkins were arrested on June 29, 2022. Mahoning County Juvenile Court Administrator Wes Skeels told 21 News they had been charged with aggravated murder with a firearm specification.
Both juveniles had a criminal record at the time of their arrests. Wilkins had felony vandalism and robbery charges and a misdemeanor assault. Whitfield also had vandalism and robbery charges as well as felonious assault and assault charges.
It's unclear if the latest arrestee has a previous record at this time.
Carlisle's next court hearing is scheduled for February 15.