‘Violent felon’ arrested after police say he bragged about drugs, money and guns on Facebook


Timothy Crawford

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis man, who officers consider a “serious violent felon,” was arrested Friday after police say he bragged about drugs, money and guns on Facebook.

Timothy Crawford, 33, was taken into custody in the 2800 block of West 39th Street on two outstanding warrants.

The first warrant was for dealing and possession of meth, dealing and possession of cocaine, battery, intimidation and possession of a controlled substance. The second warrant was for possession of cocaine.

Officers say Crawford was able to elude capture by using other addresses for official court documents and filings, but they were able to track him down to his correct address and begin conducting surveillance.

Officers on the surveillance team say they observed Crawford conduct at least two hand-to-hand transactions often associated with illegal narcotic selling. Hours later, Crawford was taken into custody, but he first allegedly tried to flee into an apartment that was not his.

Officers also found a handgun and $940 on the suspect when he was apprehended, so he is also facing preliminary charges of possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon and residential entry.

Crawford is believed to be the target of several illegal narcotics complaints in around the northwest side.

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