Police searching for man involved in Collinsville murder, two other suspects in custody


COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Three people have been charged with the murder of a 23-year-old Collinsville man. Two of them were placed under arrest this week. Police are still searching for a Belleville man who has been charged in this murder.

The Collinsville Police Department said the home invasion and shooting happened Thursday at about 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Crandall Street.

There, officers found Darian A. Woods dead inside his apartment from an apparent gunshot wound. Collinsville Police Department then requested the Major Case Squad be activated.

George Lacey

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis held a press conference this morning to say that three people have been charged with four counts each of first-degree murder, home invasion and armed robbery. These charges have a maximum sentence of over 100 years.

Adisa Smith, 27, and Demandrell Davis, 40, were taken into police custody this week and charged in the murder. They are currently in custody at the Collinsville Police Department.

George Lacey, 25, of Belleville, Illinois is still at large. Police are asking for the public’s help to find him. Contact the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis or the Collinsville PoliceDepartment at 618-344-2131 if you have any information.

You can also send an anonymous tip and be eligible for a reward by calling CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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