Man arrested, charged in April 2013 murder on northwest side

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Bryant Stone (Booking photo is from an unrelated 2013 charge.)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 15, 2014)– An Indianapolis man has been arrested for the murder of another man on the near northwest side.

Bryant Stone, 39, of Indianapolis, was arrested on a murder charge Tuesday. Stone is accused of shooting and killing Timothy Loynes, 31, on April 14, 2013, in the 1500 block of W. 27th St.

Detectives reviewed the facts of the case with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office then sought formal charges from the Marion County Courts. On Sept. 16, an arrest warrant was issued formally charging Stone with murder. He was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon without incident.

According to the probable cause affidavit, an acquaintance said Stone told him he’d shot Loynes over a dispute between the two. Stone said he rode in a white van to Loynes’ location, got out of the passenger side and waited for Loynes to arrive. He put a t-shirt over the lower part of his face to conceal his identity, court documents said.

Loynes said, “No, wait!” when he saw Stone, court documents said. It was then that Stone shot him several times. He “lit him up like a Christmas tree” or “lit him up like the Fourth of July,” according to the witness’ recollection. Stone said he then went through Loynes’ pockets but didn’t find any money.