INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 3, 2015)– There are bullet holes and an empty dope house in the 300 block of West 31st Street after six members of a drug gang were arrested following a police chase.
Richard Grundy III and his crew are being held on $150,000 bonds and facing conspiracy to commit murder charges.
An acquaintance stopped by their house after seeing the story on FOX59 News to make everyone was still in jail.
“I think everybody got what they deserved, man. That’s bad when you going around shooting up houses, innocent people, kids getting killed and hit for nothing,” he said, sitting in a car outside the house the Grundy crew occupied for all of three weeks. That’s bad, that’s real bad, so whatever they got coming, they deserve it.”
The man was an ex-offender who claimed he’s stayed out of trouble for years but is aware of rumors that Grundy’s operation was responsible for even more mayhem.
“I heard a few things I don’t know if it’s true or not but I heard,” he said. “I been hearing about them little murders and stuff but I didn’t know who was behind it.”
Investigators think Grundy was behind John Means who has been charged with a pair of double murders on the city’s east side in the winter of 2014.
Court documents spell out a battle between Grundy and a rival that began over a fight at nightclub and escalated after a prostitute claimed she was jilted over her fee.
When IMPD detectives and federal agents raided Grundy’s house after a police chase and gunfire last Thursday night, they discovered several firearms, cocaine and $109,000 in cash.
Down the street, a neighbor patched some of the bullet holes that were lodged in the wall right above the heads of her children as they watched television.
“I just heard a lot of commotion outside and I went to look outside and next thing there was shots coming into our house,” said the mother, like the man in the car, too afraid to give her name or appear on-camera. “I’m screaming, ‘Get down! Get down! Get down!’ My oldest child gets down. My five-year-old, she didn’t understand that so you try to make it over to her get her down.”
The mother said she was relieved her new violent neighbors were off the streets.
“It’s just these young boys, they just don’t have a care in the world these days and it’s sad.”
Grundy, Lance Hatcher, William Gammon, Keyon Gammon, Ronnie Batts and Adrian Bullock all have lengthy arrest records, including being questioned for murder.
“What dudes did what, they get they time,” said the man in the car, “and who didn’t do nothing, let ’em out, get ’em free, but the ones that is responsible for all the shootings and killings and all that, they need to be where they at.”
Where they’ll be Thursday morning is back before a judge to hear the prosecutor’s case which could include a lengthy probable cause affidavit.