Suspect in murder case of Youngstown teen pleads guilty to multiple felony charges
The suspect in the murder case of a Youngstown teen has pled guilty to multiple felony charges in juvenile court on Tuesday.
Mahoning County Juvenile Court Administrator, Wes Skeels tells 21 News that 17-year-old Elijah Carlisle pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter with firearm specifications, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapons and possession of a deadly weapon while under detention.
The charges stem from the murder of 14-year-old Landon Lockhart, who Youngstown Police reported as missing in November of 2021. In January of 2022, Lockhart's body was found in a wooded area on Truesdale Avenue.
Two suspects, identified as Anjuan Whitfield and Anthony Wilkins, both 17 years old, were arrested in June of 2022, and Carlisle was arrested in January of 2023.
According to police, Lockhart was transported by car to a home on Youngstown's east side where he was shot and killed. Police say Carlisle was one of the people in the car.
Carlisle is scheduled to be sentenced on June 7 at 11:00 a.m.