Two arrested for Galloway Park murder


Decatur IL – New details on the Galloway Park murder, which killed 21 year old Jarvas Thomas.


Two teens have been arrested, 17 year old, Patrick Hutton and 16 year old Bryson Harden. Police are not releasing Harden's mug shoot because he is a juvenile.


According to a Police sworn statement, a witness was with Thomas when he received a phone call to purchase marijuana. The two drove to Galloway Park, where they were approached by Hutton and Harden.


When Thomas handed over the drugs, Harden allegedly shot him. Hutton and the witness ran from the area on foot. Hutton claimed he did not know Harden was going to shot Thomas.


Hutton stated that Harden shot Thomas in the head and Harden then took the marijuana from Thomas.  A second witness was with Harden after the murder, and said that Harden told him "he had to do it." Harden claimed the victim would not give him the money.


Hutton was arrested Tuesday, and is behind bars at the Macon County Jail on a 10 million dollar bond. Harden was arrested after a stand off at a home on East Main Street.

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