Don Featherstone enters not guilty plea in Luecking death investigation

Photo of Donald Featherstone provided by Vigo County Jail
Photo of Donald Featherstone provided by Vigo County Jail

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Don Featherstone, one of four suspects arrested in connection with the death of Matt Luecking, entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday afternoon.

In late October, police found Matt Luecking dead inside of his apartment on Jackboot Court in the Village Quarter apartment complex. According to the coroner’s office, the cause of Luecking’s death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Officials arrested John Collins for murder in Parke County where he was located with Luecking’s stolen vehicle. Police then arrested Benjamin J. Selig, 28 of Rockville, on a preliminary charge of assisting a criminal as well as Kathleen E. Featherstone, 25 of Terre Haute, for felony murder, robbery and burglary.

Don Featherstone was then listed as the fourth suspect. They determined that Don Featherstone was a truck driver and he was no longer in the area. He was located in the area outside of Chicago where he was hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds.

“Neither the victim nor his apartment were selected randomly,” Terre Haute Police Assistant Chief Keen stated. “The victim did absolutely nothing out of the ordinary or in any way that would explain why this was done to him.”

Don Featherstone was not booked into the Vigo County Jail until Nov. 7. He made his first court appearance on Nov. 9 in Division 6 where he plead not guilty.

His trial is scheduled for April 24 and he is currently being held in the Vigo County Jail on no bond.