Officials say both suspects located in Richmond manhunt

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says Charles Estep attempted to take his own life at the county’s jail and later died from his injuries at St. Vincent Hospital on Dec. 28, 2018.


RICHMOND, Ind. – Richmond police say the search for two men wanted by U.S. Marshals is over.

Crews spent several days looking for Charles and Alan Estep who were wanted in connection with a child molestation case out of Hamilton County.

The men were last spotted near the Middlefork Reservoir Friday afternoon.

At about 6:20 a.m. Saturday, police say a male subject matching the description of one of the fugitives was spotted in the area of a Meijer in the 2500 block of Chester Blvd.

When officers responded they say they spotted Charles enter a tree line on the east side of the store. Officers from multiple agencies set up an immediate perimeter and a SWAT team was activated and responded to the scene.

Charles was taken into custody at about 7:43 a.m. and transported to the Wayne County Jail on his outstanding warrants.

Police say they found Alan at about 8:31 a.m. in a wooded area behind the Meijer, dead from an apparent suicide.

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