As reported earlier, Sunday Evansville Police responded to what was thought to be a double homicide. Police have made an arrest in that investigation.
After two male subjects were found deceased in a home, police say they located some evidence that shifted the investigation away from death to murder.
On Wednesday, October 25, the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office identified the two victims as 31-year-old Michael Blankenship Jr. and 37-year-old Mitchell Greathouse.
Now police have made an arrest. 30-year-old Richard Garrett is being charged in connection to the Mount Vernon Avenue murders. According to an affidavit, Garrett told police he was the getaway driver.
Police say Garrett told them a passenger in the car got out of the home and went inside. Garrett says he heard several gunshots and the passenger ran out and came back to the car covered in blood.
Police say Garrett is charged with obstruction of justice because he tried to hide blood evidence in and on the vehicle. Garrett claims he originally thought they were committing a robbery, not a murder. Jail records show he is also charged with robbery in the investigation as well as assisting a criminal.
He is being held in the Vanderburgh County jail without bond.
According to the affidavit, there are at least two other people involved in the murder, but their names have not been released.