Man, teen arrested in Gas City murder

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A man and a teen have been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Gas City.

Ashley Rheam, 28, was found dead in her home just hours after police had already been there, investigating a burglary.

Rheam had come home to find her door kicked in and various electronic items missing.

Now, police believe they have the two who committed those crimes.

Tyrell Lenoir (pictured), 23, and Matthew Tyra, 17, both of Marion, Ind. are facing  a single count of murder and a felony charge for robbery. Tyra is incarcerated in the Grant County Detention Center. Lenoir is incarcerated in the Grant County Jail. They are both being held without bond.

The 1993 Cadillac Eldorado, which detectives identified as having been stolen from the murder scene, was located abandoned on the northeast side of Marion, IN.

The Grant County Prosecutor gave permission for Tyra’s name to be released because his charges are under the jurisdiction of adult court. The juvenile court has no jurisdiction over him.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Indiana State Police detectives by calling the Indiana State Police Peru Post at 1-800-382-0689 (inside Indiana) or 765-473-6666. Information can also be provided to the Gas City Police Department by calling 1-765-674-2278.

32 comments

  • Fed-up in Marion

    No, no , no don't waste the bullets….Government taken them all up, hard to find any to relpace them…
    Rope is cheaper, and is recyclable. I knw they took down the trees around the courthouse in Marion, and the Jail don't have any either. But there is Washington Street Bridge like 4 blocks away, afterwards the birds and fish can eat. Sounds rough I know, and maybe a little politically incorrect, but it has to end somewhere.

    • StarlettMiller

      You have to understand numbers to try to argue with them.

      Trends by race
      Blacks were disproportionately represented among homicide
      victims and o enders
       In 2008, the homicide victimization rate for blacks (19.6
      homicides per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for
      whites (3.3 homicides per 100,000).
       The victimization rate for blacks peaked in the early 1990s,
      reaching a high of 39.4 homicides per 100,000 in 1991.
       After 1991, the victimization rate for blacks fell until 1999, when
      it stabilized near 20 homicides per 100,000.
       In 2008, the off ending rate for blacks (24.7 off enders per
      100,000) was 7 times higher than the rate for whites (3.4
      off enders per 100,000).
       The off ending rate for blacks showed a similar pattern to the
      victimization rate, peaking in the early 1990s at a high of 51.1
      off enders per 100,000 in 1991.
       After 1991, the off ending rate for blacks declined until it reached
      24 per 100,000 in 2004. The rate has since fluctuated, increasing
      to 28.4 off enders per 100,000 in 2006 before falling again to 24.7
      off enders per 100,000 in 2008.

  • Slayer2

    Branch_Manager take your white trash ass back to Europe, from the cave you crawled out of. White people stole everything they have including, trying to be like blacks.

    • MARION

      YALL BLOW ME!!!!!!!! TOO BAD UR A DUMBASS THAT THINKS YOUR SMART…..ONE BOY WAS WHITE AND THE OTHER TWO ARE HALF WHITE HALF BLACK SO SHUT UP WITH THE RACIST SHIT! BLACK WHITE PURPLE YELLOW GREEN BLUE DOES NOT FUKING MATTER ITS WHO U ARE INSIDE AND WHAT U ARE CAPABLE OF DOING TO OTHERS!! THEYRE ARE JUST AS MANY WHITE AND MEXICAN MURDERES AS THEYRE ARE BLACK SO SHUT UR DAMN MOUTH U CHILDISH POS!!!! AND SLAYER2 IS RIGHT IM WHITE BUT I HAVE NEVER SAW COLOR SO I DONT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANYONE BC OF IT……BUT WHITES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ACT BLACK FOR YEARS NOW AND ITS OLNLY GETTING WORSE SO I DONT KNOW WHERE YALL GET UR INFO BUT ITS JUST CHILDISH AND STUPID! IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COLOR OF ONES SKIN THAT MAKES THEM KILL!

  • MIC

    Marion, this may come as a shock to you but the man in the picture didn't pull the trigger. Even I was smart enough to find that out. Another young man who has already went to the state police posted it on his page. Before you speak ill on someone you need to check the facts. Or for that matter state which one in custody you are speaking about since there is two. True it is sad that ashley is gone. That never should have happen.

    • MARION

      wow he didnt pull the trigger SO WHAT!!!!! he had more part in it than u must know! hell he had her set up to get robbed in the first place he knew the whole time he was with her what was happening! so go on somewhere wit that shit! so he didnt shoot her ok but im sure he got his licks in when she was gettin beaten to death and strangled and all though huh!!! get the fuk outta here with that bullshit u is just as pathetic as all the men involved if u belive he didnt do nothing wrong! and yea your right MIC IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED,them dudes should have never been tryna rob a single mom any damn way GO GET YOUR OWN JOB AND MONEY TO BUY WHAT U NEED DONT TAKE IT FROM SOMONE WHO EARNS IT FOR THEMSELVES TO TAKE CARE OF THEY FAMILY! FUK THAT! THEM DUDES CAN ROT IN HELL FOR ALL I CARE THEY NEED TO BE TORURED AND KILLED THE SAME WAY THEY DID POOR ASHLEY! THATS JUSTICE! NOW GO ON AND COMMENT AGAIN U AINT GOT SHIT TO SAY HUH~

      • mlc

        I will reply. I never said he wasn't wrong. And i'm under the belief that you are close to ashley. I'm sorry for your loss. But here's something your refusing to realize because of your pain. Both indivduals invovled also had families. Small children included. Nothing right about this. Imagine by chance if this was your son. I knew one like he was my son. And I wouldn't wish for no one on either side to go thru the pain this is causing all invovled

      • MARION

        THATS SOMETHING I GUESS THE ONES INVOLVED SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT BEFORE ROBBING SOMEONES HOME AND TAKING A LIFE! HUH! THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY AND FOR YOUR INFO I DIDNT KNOW ASHLEY PERSONALLY BUT I DO KNOW ONE OF THE ACCUSED AND I DO KNOW THAT HE HAS BEEN VIOLENT WITH WOMAN BEFORE SO DONT TELL ME I SHOULD FEEL FOR ANY OF THEM IF ANYTHING I FEEL FOR THERE FAMILIES AND SMALL CHILDREN YES BUT ONLY BC THEY HAVE TO FACE THE FACT THAT THERE SON,DAD FRIEND OR WHOEVER IS A MUIRDERER!!! POINT BLANK PERIOD! AND I WILL SAY THIS THEY DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY FOR PREMEDITATING HER MURDER! THEY ALREADY ROBBED HER SO WHY GO BACK! ONLY ONE THING WAS ON THERE MIND! AND THEY DID JUST THAT! ITS SICK AND THE INVOLVED NEED SERIOUS HELP BUT THEY WENT TO FAR AND ARE BEYOND HELP NOW! THEY MADE THERE BED THEY BETTER LIE IN IT!

      • MARION

        AND IF THIS WULD HAPPEN TO BE MY SON…….WELL ILL FEEL ALITTLE GUILTY IM SURE FOR NOT RAISING HIM THE RIGHT WAY TO HAVE MORALS AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS! THIS IS NOT ANY OF HIS FAMILIES FAULT HE IS A GROWN ASS BOY….IF THAT MAKES SENSE. HE MAKES HIS OWN DECISIONS AND OBVIOUSLY THIS IS THE PATH HE CHOSE!

      • MARION RES

        WELL ALL I CAN SAY IS IF ONE OF MY KIDS WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO GO KILL SOMEONE OR ROB THEM THEN I WOULDN'T FEEL SORRY FOR THEM IF THEY GET SENT AWAY.. CAUSE I DONE THE BEST I COULD DO TO RAISE THEM TO RESPECT OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTIES… AS FAR AS RACE HMMM ITS STUPID SHIT…… I HAVE BEEN ROBBED BY BLACK DUDES AND JUMPED BY BLACK DUDES AND I DONT HATE BLACKS FOR WHAT THE SHIT I BEEN THROUGH.. HELL MY BEST FRIEND IS BLACK AND I'M WHITE SO FUCK THEM HATERS. ASHLEY DIDN'T DESERVE TO BE DONE THAT WAY NO MATTER WHAT COLOR THE ASSHOLES WERE THAT KILLED HER. I DO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR SAYING MARION CAUSE I KNOW SHE WAS SET UP.. MY FRIENDS ARE ALL THE TIME TALKING ABOUT GOING AND HITTING A LICK.. I DONT AGREE WITH THE WAY THEY LIVE AND I THINK THEY JUST NEED TO GET A DAMN JOB IF THEY WANNA OWN NICE SHIT..

  • mlc

    Htown, she was shot. And yes something did go wrong. people on this page have no idea. they are only going by what little is in this report. If the details were really know they would be shocked, Still sad

    • MARION

      HERE U GO AGAIN! SOMETHING WENT WRONG HUH YEA THEY ROBBED THE POOR GIRL AND THEN GOT MAD AND WENT BACK TO KILL HER WHY ELSE WOULD THEY GO BACK! GET THE FUK OUTTA HERE, TYRELL HAD AN ALTERCATION WITH HER EARLIER BC HE COULDNT RIDE WITH HER ,ARE U FOREAL! PLUS SHE WASNT ONLY SHOT HTOWN SHE WAS BEATEN AS WELL DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A TERRIBL;E ACCIDENT HELL NO! THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND THEY ARE WORTHLESS I DONT CARE WHAT ANY YALL SAY! THIS WAS NO FUKIN ACCIDENT! U THINK U KNOW MORE THAN EVERYONE ELSE WHEN REALLY U HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH SOME OF US KNOW! ALL I CAN SAY IS YOU CAN JUDGE ALL U WANT AND SO CAN I BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT THE REAL JUDGE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT AND HOW IT HAPPENED HE WILL MAKE THE ULTIMATE DECISION IN THE END!!!!
      THEY WILL BURN IN HELL WHILE ASHLEY IS IN THE CLOUDS LOOKING DOWN ON HER TWO SONS!!

  • Kid Truth

    Ight, they were wrong, but you calling them "black animals" says alot about your self… "Its in god's hand, not yours…" "Let him do the judging"

  • USMC0369

    Im a Black man from Marion and have served in theUnited States Marines since 1988, and still serving; so your comment is far from accurate. Reading your post I can tell who has the mind of a 'sub species' individual.

  • Gsanvin

    Chaos, IDK if the older one is half white or not… all the public see's is another black face on TV accused of murdering a cute white girl. The 'white' community already has a great distrust of minorities. This does nothing but worsen their persception.

  • WOW

    YOU MUST BE COLORED BLIND, HUH? SINCE YOU ONLY HAVE SEEN THE ONE YOUNG MAN'S NAME AND NOT HIS PICTURE, WELL LET ME TELL YA A LITTLE SECRET, HE ISN'T BLACK.

  • WOW

    ALL I CAN SAY TO U IS, GET A LIFE AND STOP BEING STUPID. YOU REALLY RUN A BANK, WHICH ONE? SO I KNOW NOT WHERE TO PUT MY $. KIDDING

  • WOW

    YEA THANKS Gsanvin, YOUR NO BETTER THEN THE NEXT PERSON. WHATS GETTING ME IS, EVERYONE IS BLAMING TYRELL, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED THAT RACIST CRAP HAS BEEN IN GAS CITY LONG BEFORE THIS VERY UNFORTUNATE ACT HAD HAPPEND. YOU DON'T TURN RACIST OVERNITE.

  • WOW

    YEA, YOUR RIGHT, BUT NOBODY CARES TO MENTION MR PETTIFORD'S MISFORTUNE, IS IT BECAUSE HE'S A MIXED GUY WHO WAS BEAT DOWN BY WHITE PEOPLE. IT'S TRUE YOU CAN'T COMPARE HIS BEATING TO ASHLEY'S DEATH, BECAUSE THAT CAN NOT EVER IN A MILLION YEARS COMPARE TO ONE ANOTHER, I GUESS WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY IS VIOLENCE COMES FROM ALL RACES, IT'S THE MESSED UP WORLD WE ALL LIVE IN. HOPEFULLY WHEN THE LORD COMES BACK FOR US ALL, WE HAVE OURSELVES TOGETHER, BECAUSE FOR THE ONES WHO DON'T, YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'LL BE GOING. JUST BECAUSE YOU MAY BE A PERSON WHO SETS UP IN CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY, DOESN'T GIVE U A ONE WAY TICKET TO HEAVEN. YOU CAN'T GO PRASING GOD ON SUNDAYS AND THEN SHOUTIN NIGGER ON MONDAY, THAT WON'T GET YA THERE, AND I'M SURE A WHOLE BUNCH OF YOU CAN TO THIS.

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