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Franklin Township 'creeper' arrested twice in two weeks for probation violations

Posted: 6:37 PM, Nov 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-17 18:37:13-05
Franklin Township 'creeper' arrested twice in two weeks for probation violations

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man known as the “Franklin Township creeper” is in trouble with the law yet again.

Weston Gray was arrested November 15 and October 30 for allegedly violating the terms of his probation.

He pleaded guilty to residential entry and battery and was sentenced to a year of home detention on GPS monitoring, as well as an additional year-and-a-half on probation – also including GPS monitoring.

Gray was arrested in 2016 following accusations he had peered into people’s homes and broken into at least one of them.

Records show after being released from jail following the October probation violation, probation officers searched Gray’s residence on November 14 and discovered an iPad and a Dell laptop that were not reported to probation and were not being monitored.

On the iPad, officers discovered a 23-minute pornographic video, and that Gray had been using Skype to send messages to an unknown woman.

Gray said he did not know the password to the laptop, and officers were unable to search the device.

Gray was allowed to use the internet for employment purposes only, but when officers searched his cellphone, they discovered he had accessed Facebook under the name “Wes Gray.”

Officers also found four beers in Gray’s fridge, a bottle of vodka in the freezer, and a case of beer in the garage as well.

Gray denied consuming the alcohol and said he keeps it for friends who come to visit.

Probation records show Gray was not allowed to leave Marion County without permission from his assigned Community Supervision manager.

But according to Gray’s GPS monitoring, he was in Bloomington on November 9 from 5:55 p.m. to 10:39 p.m.

Gray’s attorney, Brad Banks, declined to comment to Call 6 Investigates Friday.

A probation violation hearing is scheduled for November 28 at 1:30 p.m., and Gray is scheduled to begin sex offender treatment on November 29.

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The terms of his sentence called for Gray to be treated as a sexual offender for the duration of his probation. He was also required to submit to searches of his property and computer equipment at the discretion of the probation department.

Court documents filed in the case detailed allegations that Gray had broken into a home in August 2015 and entered a young girl’s bedroom.

The girl’s mother, Jamie Hogan, told police her daughter awoke to find him standing over her.

“She recalls waking up to this male standing over her and she immediately began kicking him and screaming,” the affidavit says. “The suspect began wrestling with her when she started to strike him and he left a scratch on her arm.”

Gray was also linked to an August 2016 case of a man caught on video approaching doors in Franklin Township and trying to gain entry.

Gray’s wife later identified him as the man in the video.