Police continue search for home invasion suspect, 10 arrested so far

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 19, 2013)– The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department provided updates Tuesday about the home invasions on North Spring Mill Road and East 79th St. Many have been arrested or charged, but they are still looking for suspects.

Adrian Anthony has now been named as a person of interest in connection to the home invasion on East 79th St. No charges have been filed yet against Anthony.

On Oct. 24, a home invasion occurred on North Spring Mill Road and another five days later on East 79th Street. In the first case, two homeowners were tied up, beaten and their home ransacked. In the second case, two women were sexually assaulted and multiple vehicles were stolen.

“These types of crimes will not be tolerated in our city,” said Chief Hite. “As you saw in these cases, our detectives, our officers, and our law enforcement partners will not stop until we find those responsible and hold them accountable. We not only arrested those who are alleged to be directly responsible, but several suspects who are accused of indirectly assisting in these crimes.”

Ten people have been arrested or charged in the home invasions. Police are still trying to figure out if any of the suspects were involved with both crimes.

Charged in connection with the North Spring Mill Road incident on October 24, 2013:

  • Demetre Brown – Arrested and charged with multiple counts of Robbery, Carjacking, Criminal Confinement, Sexual Battery, Forgery, Intimidation, Burglary, and Battery.
  • Taiwan Lundy – Arrested and charged with multiple counts of Robbery, Carjacking, Criminal Confinement, Sexual Battery, Forgery, Intimidation, Burglary, and Battery.
  • Amber Decker – Arrested and charged with Assisting a Criminal, Auto Theft, and Theft.
  • James Phillips – Arrested and charged with Assisting a Criminal and Theft.
  • Ira Marsh – Arrested and charged with Assisting a Criminal and Theft.
  • Jade Lundy – Arrested and charged with Assisting a Criminal and Theft.
  • Renee Washington – Arrested and charged with Assisting a Criminal and Theft.

Charged in connection with the East 79th Street incident on October 29, 2013:

  • Trea Spells – Arrested and charged with multiple counts of Rape, Criminal Deviate Conduct, Robbery, Carjacking, Criminal Confinement, Aggravated Battery, Intimidation, Burglary, and Battery.
  • Michael Pugh – Arrested and charged with multiple counts of Rape, Criminal Deviate Conduct, Robbery, Carjacking, Criminal Confinement, Aggravated Battery, Intimidation, Burglary, and Battery.  Pugh is also charged in a separate case with Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
  • Alexander Dupree – Arrested and charged with multiple counts of Rape, Criminal Deviate Conduct, Robbery, Carjacking, Criminal Confinement, Aggravated Battery, Intimidation, Burglary, and Battery
  • Detectives are also looking for Adrian Anthony as a person of interest. No charges have been filed against this individual related to these incidents.

“We hope these arrests bring some sense of comfort to the victims in these cases and to the citizens of Indianapolis,” said Deputy Chief Lorah.  “This is a safe city; a great city and we will not have any suspect force us to live in fear.”

A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and theses defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  For specific details concerning the charges, please refer to the charging information available from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

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