IMPD arrests Spring Mill break-in suspect after search near 38th and Meridian streets

Taiwan Lundy fled when police came knocking

INDIANAPOLIS - Police made an arrest Friday after searching for hours for a suspect wanted in connection with an October home robbery.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrested 20-year-old Taiwan Lundy Friday afternoon after previously setting up a perimeter near 38th and Meridian streets.

Lundy eventually turned himself in to a sheriff's deputy after police called off the perimeter search.

Lt. Bill Benjamin said Lundy's mother called him to set up her son's surrender. The surrender took place at Greater St. Mark Baptist Church on East 38th Street.

"I think the thing that convinced him to turn himself in was certainly talking to his parents, but the fact that his parents could ride with us downtown from the location he was at," Benjamin said.

Benjamin said when he got there, Lundy and his family were sitting in the sanctuary holding hands and praying.

Rev. Charles Harrison, head of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, spoke with Lundy's father.

"The parents had the concern since he was being considered a person armed and dangerous. As parents they were concerned it probably wouldn't end well, so that's where the parents got involved," Harrison said.

Police dispatchers said officers were trying to serve a warrant on Lundy earlier in the day, but when they got to an apartment building in the 3600 block of Meridian Street, Lundy jumped out of a third-floor window and fell onto a car. He injured his leg and ran off, she said. 

Lundy was wanted in connection with the Oct. 24 home robbery in the 7000 block of Spring Mill Road . Police said the suspects in the incident tied up a couple and assaulted them before ransacking their home.

"Our state, federal and local partners are working in concert to make sure that we put every resource available in finding out who's responsible for the crimes, these invasions, it's particularly disturbing when the heinousness of the crime reaches this altitude, we're utterly disgusted," IMPD Officer Chris Wilburn said.

Police said when Lundy was found, he would be arrested on multiple charges including two counts of burglary, two counts of robbery and three counts of criminal confinement.

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