Charges filed in Franklin Township 'creeper" case

Posted: 3:21 PM, Aug 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-26 21:06:36-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Franklin Township man has been criminally charged following accusations he peered into people’s homes and broke into at least one of them.

Weston Gray is charged with residential breaking and entering, a felony, and two counts of misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, and jail records show he has not been booked.

According to the probable cause, Jamie Hogan reported Gray broke into their house in August 2015 and went into her daughter’s bedroom. “She recalls waking up to this male standing over her and she immediately began kicking him and screaming,” according to the probable cause.  “The suspect began wrestling with her when she started to strike him and he left a scratch on her arm.”

At the time in 2015, Gray was not a suspect. However, on August 20, 2016, IMPD received new information about the same man caught on video approaching doors in Franklin Township and trying to gain entry by turning the door knob and pushing buttons on the keypad. The video was posted to Facebook and widely circulated.

In both the 2015 and 2016 cases, witnesses identified a white SUV and a heavy set, bald white male as the suspect.
Police questioned Gray’s wife who said it was her husband in the video.

Hogan told police that the man in the video posted on Facebook was the same man who entered her daughter’s bedroom a year prior.

Gray’s wife told police Gray has gained approximately 100 pounds in the last year. Indianapolis Metro Police were also able to confirm Gray drives a 2015 white Nissan Murano SUV.

RTV6 previously reported several people in Franklin Township were concerned for their safety as they have surveillance photos of a man they say is peeping into their homes. Residents shared photos and videos of the alleged “creeper” on social media with the hopes that the man would be caught. Indianapolis Metro Police said over the weekend they were investigating the case.

Hogan spoke to RTV6 about the incident with Gray. "She was sleeping and she felt a presence in her room and someone was touching her face," said Jamie Hogan told RTV6. Hogan said when she screamed, the man fled.
"I truly believe that he is after young girls. And it wasn't just a random act,” she said.