Arrests made in Indianapolis north side home invasion
Two suspects are in custody in connection with a home invasion on the Indianapolis far north side Tuesday.
Indianapolis Metro Police arrested Alexander Dupree, 23, along with 18-year-old Trey Spells and 21-year-old Michael Pugh.
Dupree was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with rape, criminal confinement, criminal deviate conduct, and robbery.
"How dare you think you can merely kick in a door and just do heinous crimes in our community. It's unacceptable," said IMPD Chief Rick Hite.
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.
Hite had a message for the rest of the suspects.
"Turn yourself in. Do yourself a favor, turn yourself in. Anyone who aids or abets or assists them can be subject to be arrested as well. We want you to understand we are taking this very seriously," he said.
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.
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.
Investigators zeroed in on their first suspect Wednesday in the 3400 block of Salem Avenue. Eyewitness News cameras captured the scene. Officers also detained and questioned several other people to find out what if anything they knew about the home invasion.
Note: Police asked us not to show the suspects' faces until after they show their pictures to the victims.
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