INDIANAPOLIS - With only one suspect still on the run in connection with a string of violent north side robberies, Indianapolis police and prosecutors have promised to hold everyone connected to the case responsible.
Police have arrested or charged 10 people so far in connection with an Oct. 24 robbery on Spring Mill Road and another violent break-in on East 79th Street. Charges in those arrests include carjacking, robbery, criminal confinement and rape.
"These types of crimes will not be tolerated in our city," said IMPD Chief Rick Hite at a news conference Thursday. "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.”
Two of the defendants in the Spring Mill case, 21-year-old Demetre Brown and 20-year-old Taiwan Lundy, face 40 felony counts, among them criminal confinement and sexual battery. Brown's bond was initially set at $200,000, but was raised to $400,000 Thursday. Lundy's bond was raised to $250,000. Prosecutors said both are considered extremely dangerous and high-flight risks.
"We hope these arrest bring some sense of comfort to the victims in these cases and to the citizens of Indianapolis," said IMPD Deputy Chief William Lorah. "This is a safe city; a great city and we will not have any suspect force use to live in fear."
Police said one suspect, Adrian Anthony, is still at-large. They encourage anyone with information as to his whereabouts to call IMPD or Crime Stoppers.