INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2015) – Six men are being held on conspiracy to commit murder charges as Indianapolis Metropolitan police detectives and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office seek to smash a murderous crime ring.
The lead defendant, Richard Grundy, and five associates are each being held on $150,000 bond. The six men were arrested last Thursday night on the west side of Indianapolis after reports of shots fired in the vicinity of IMPD detectives assigned to work for a federal task force.
Grundy’s organization is believed to have been involved in a series of battles over the last two years. One Grundy associate, John Means, is currently in jail awaiting trial for four murders committed a year ago.
Investigators tell FOX59 News that this crime wave began in 2013 as the result of a dispute over money owed to a prostitute. The Grundy crew was not only involved in murder but also drug and gun crimes, investigators said.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has requested a 72-hour continuance in order to file formal charges. The defendants are due back in court at 9 a.m. Thursday.