Suspect sentenced to 30 years in Jennings gun store murder, robbery

Dejaun Andre Worthen. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Jail.

The third and final suspect into a 2014 Jennings County gun store robbery and murder has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Southern Indiana reports that 30-year-old DeJuan A. Worthen has been sentenced to 30 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in the robbery and murder of Scott Maxie in September of 2014.

Worthen, Darryl Worthen and Darion Harris cased the Muscatatuck Outdoors Gun Shop the day before they returned to rob it. Darryl Worthen shot Maxie and then the three stole 45 guns, while Maxie lay dying. They then sold and distributed many of the firearms when they got back to Indy, but did keep several for themselves.

Worthen pled guilty to Aiding and Abetting the Use/Carrying/Discharge of a Firearm Resulting in Death. He was sentenced on Friday.

In 2015, 32-year-old Darryl Worthen was sentenced to 60 years in prison, while 28-year-old Harris was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2019.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Indiana State Police, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jennings County Prosecutor’s Office.