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Lincoln man identified as Fairbury homicide victim; fifth suspect arrested
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Lincoln man identified as Fairbury homicide victim; fifth suspect arrested

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The victim of a homicide at a Fairbury park last week has been identified.

Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen on Thursday said 28-year-old Marc C. Jarrell of Lincoln was gunned down in Crystal Springs Park on July 1.

On Wednesday, a fifth suspect was arrested in connection with the homicide.

A Nebraska State Patrol investigator arrested Logan J. Evans, 20, in Beatrice on Wednesday afternoon, Sorensen said at a news conference Thursday morning. Evans is suspected of being an accessory to second-degree murder and is being held in the Gage County Jail.

Sorensen said Evans could face additional charges as the investigation continues.

Evans' arrest is the fifth made after Jarrell's shooting in Crystal Springs Park last week. His body was found Monday morning alongside a road south of Fairbury. An autopsy was completed and family members were notified.

Jerry W. Gilbert, 25, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony, felon in possession of a firearm, tampering with evidence and improper disposal of human remains. Caitlyn H. Grable, 21, has been charged with accessory to second-degree murder, possession of a controlled substance, assault and tampering with evidence. Trey D. Saathoff, 23, has also been charged with accessory to second-degree murder, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence, while Realidy A. Schram, 18, is being held on accessory to second-degree murder.

"The five people that we have in custody, we believe are the people that were there, plus the victim," Sorensen said. "So there were a total of six people."

Sorensen said Schram and Saathoff are being held in Jefferson County Jail, while Gilbert and Grable are being held in the Saline County Jail. He said this was due to the small jails and to prevent the suspects from manufacturing stories.

No motive has been established in the homicide, but Sorensen said he is working with other law enforcement agencies to determine one.

"We have a lot of I's to dot, T's to cross and a lot of legwork to do," he said.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7241 or cspilinek@journalstar.com.

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