Police: Five arrested in connection to the murder of Evon Young, missing since January

CREATED Jan 23, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Two men have been arrested for First Degree Intentional Homicide just hours after three others had been arrested for Battery of Ebony (Evon) Young.

Young has been missing since Jan. 2, 2013.

Ron Joseph Allen, 37 of Milwaukee, and Devin Lattrez Seaberry, 23 of Milwaukee, were charged Wednesday after an investigation into the disappearance of Young.

Earlier Wednesday morning, the Milwaukee Police Department said three men have been charged with substantial battery following the disappearance of Young.

Police say they believe the disappearance to be a homicide case, though they did not give initial details on that aspect of the case.

Billy Griffin, 28, Ashanti Mcalister, 18, and Victor Stewart, 27, each face substantial battery charges.

Young went missing on Jan. 2, and was described as a transgender person.

In the criminal complaint, Griffin told police that he and Young were roommates. 

Young came home after leaving work on the evening of New Years' Day.

A bit later, Mccalister, Stewart and two other members of the Black P-Stones gang came over to that home on the 5300 block of North 52nd Street.

According to the complaint, Stewart pointed a gun at both Young and Griffin, then told Griffin that he could return to the gang if he killed Young.

Stewart told police that McAlister also put a gun to Young's head, but Griffin said not to shoot Young in the kitchen.

Griffin said in the complaint that while in the home's basement, other gang members put a bag over Young's head, and Young tried to fight back.

Mcalister and one of the other gang members then allegedly strangled Young with a chain, then struck and kicked Young.

Griffin further said in the complaint that after he went upstairs, he heard three gunshots.

Hours later, Griffin said Stewart called him and said "the deed is done."

Young's body has not been found.