Kody B. Wilson, 21, of Lebanon and Cody O. Depriest, 26, of Eldridge, are being held on two charges of abandonment of a corpse. Bond for each has been set at $25,000.
Two suspects charged with abandonment of a corpse have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a husband and wife at their rural Dallas County home on Sept. 30.
Late Friday afternoon, the Lake Area Major Case Squad confirmed the two additional arrests had been made while the search for one of the two primary suspects in the murders continues. Kody B. Wilson, 21, of Lebanon, and Cody O. Depriest, 26, of Eldridge, are being held on 2 charges each of abandonment of a corpse. Bond for each has been set at $25,000.
Wilson and Depriest were friends of Billy Sage Medley and Jeffrey Stevenson.
Medley and Stevenson have been charged with murder, armed criminal action, burglary and tampering for the shooting deaths of Joseph and Brandy Allen.
Stevenson is in custody being held on no bond. Medley, 22, has not been taken into custody.
Details of the alleged involvement of Depriest and Wilson were not available. The courts had closed for the day.
While the search continues for Medley, the Lake Area Major Case Squad disbanded Friday afternoon. The investigation has been turned back over to Dallas County, according to Camden County Sheriff's Department Major Mike Schmitt who was in charge of the major case squad investigation.
Officers from Dallas, Camden, Morgan and Laclede counties as well as the Missouri Highway Patrol, Lake Ozark, Versailles. Laurie and Waynesville police departments and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group were involved in the investigation and arrest of Stevenson.
The couple’s bodies were discovered early on the morning of Sept. 30, by Brandy Allen’s father, who was out checking his cattle when he noticed a vintage El Camino owned by the Allen’s was sitting in the driveway with a door open. Investigators believe the couple were drawn outside to investigate after hearing noises and were shot and killed in their yard.
Stevenson, 22 of Macks Creek, was taken into custody Wednesday evening.
Several pieces of evidence allegedly tie the two to the crime. A truck stolen from the Allen’s home was found in Macks Creek adjacent to property owned by Stevenson’s grandmother where he lived. The truck was parked in a wooded area on a logging path.
Investigators were able to obtain video from two locations showing the stolen vehicle and a truck identified as belonging to Stevenson around the time of the murders in the Tunas and Macks Creek areas.
The two, Medley and Stevenson, were allegedly seen the evening prior to the murders with a revolver style gun. They were allegedly looking for paint for Stevenson’s truck The two then allegedly sold a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition within hours of the murders. The ammunition turned over to investigators matched the evidence found at the Allen’s home.
The Allen's 2 children were not at home at the time of the shooting.