(WTHR) –INDIANAPOLIS -Two suspects are in custody in connection with a home invasion on the Indianapolis far north side Tuesday [Oct. 29, 2013]
Indianapolis Metro Police arrested Alexander Dupree, 23, along with 18-year-old Trey [Trae] Spells and 21-year-old Michael Pugh.
Dupree was taken into custody Wednesday [Oct. 30, 2013] and charged with rape, criminal confinement, criminal deviate conduct, and robbery.
Police believe Dupree, Spells and at least two others forced their way into the home near 79th and College, woke the family up at gunpoint, ransacked the house, forced victims to the ATM to withdraw money and sexually assaulted a mother and her daughter. The mother was shot in the leg and three vehicles were stolen from the home.
Spells was also arrested and will be preliminarily charged with the same offenses as Dupree. He has not yet been processed at the Marion County Jail.
WTHR caption “Dupree Arrest” But I believe it is a photo of Michael Pugh’s arrest. (See Facebook screenshots below)
Pugh was arrested at the same time as Dupree. He’s been preliminary charged with Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm, which is a class B felony and is being held on $80,000 bond. It’s unclear at this point if Pugh was involved in Tuesday’s home invasion.
Police issued search warrants during their investigation and found stolen property from the Spring Mill home robbery. A victim in that robbery told police one of them threatened sexual assault, but feared his DNA would give him away. [...]
(WTHR) Call 262-TIPS if you have information about this incident, or 911 if you see people behaving suspiciously in your neighborhood.
(Fox 59) …A group of 4-5 males barged into the home as they slept, forced the women to drive to an ATM and withdrawal, sexually assaulted both women and shot one of them in the leg.
Just shocking, said Paul Forbes, president of the neighborhood association where the attack happened, near 79th and College. â€œAlmost everybody in the neighborhood knows them or knows of them and you couldn’t find a better family.
Forbes said his phone has been ringing off the hook.
A lot of times it takes something like this to wake everybody up.
He said people in the neighborhood feel a little relief now, but more suspects are still on the loose.
Police Chief Rick Hite said, There are several we’d like to have a conversation with. There are people of interest. We know there were at least 4 or 5 that were allegedly involved and we want to find out who they are. These are not strangers. They are familiar with our community, We know who they are, the people in the community know who they are , so don’t hide them. [...]
3 suspects have been apprehended so 1-2 remain large.
Named now shamed? I’m not 100% sure these are the Facebook profiles of the 3 apprehended suspects, but I have a strong suspicion they are. What I do know, is that all reside in Indianapolis, their ages (save one no info avail.to cross check) match and that the 1st two are Facebook friends. It would be some crazy coincidence if the 1st two were not the suspects.
Alexander (Alex) Dupree (23 years old): https://www.facebook.com/alex.dupree.92?ref=br_rs&fref=browse_search
Michael (Mike) Pugh (21 years old): https://www.facebook.com/mike.pugh.1253
Trey [Trae] Spells (18 years old): https://www.facebook.com/trae.spells?fref=ts
There has been no racial description of the victims either both home invasion, but from the looks of this Google map which displays several golf courses and a country club it is a majority white neighborhood. Not racist, reality.
** At this time the race of the victims is only an assumption**
Also note the close proximity of both crime scenes.
(Fox 59) –INDIANAPOLIS A Central Indiana church is planning to pitch in $10,000 in reward money to help find the group of thugs that terrorized a north side family this week.
Bishop Damon Roach of the First Christian Missionary Baptist Church on E. 38th street told Fox 59, he felt moved to help after hearing the horrific details about the home invasion.