Above: Michael Pugh
INDIANAPOLIS – About 40 charges have been filed against a man in connection with October’s home invasion at a home on Spring Mill Road.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Robbery detectives filed the charges in coordination with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. Michael Pugh is now the first person charged in both the Spring Mill case and the 79th Street home invasion and robbery that included sexual assault. Previously, police had linked those crimes through court documents, though the cases weren’t formally connected.
In the 79th Street case, Pugh faces charges including criminal deviate conduct, rape, robbery, burglary, aggravated battery, criminal confinement, carjacking and more. Trae Spells and Alexander Dupree have also been charged in that case. Police have made a total of ten arrests in connection with the home invasions, which happened just days apart at the end of October.
In the Spring Mill case, two homeowners were tied up, beaten and their home ransacked on Oct. 24. In the 79th Street home invasion, two women were sexually assaulted and multiple vehicles were stolen on Oct. 29.
IMPD is still looking for Anthony Adrian, who’s wanted in connection with the 79th Street case. If you know where he is, do not approach; call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or 911. Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627(CRIMES). He should be considered armed and dangerous.