Home invasion suspect wanted on warrant at time of alleged crime spree

Adrian Anthony

A suspect in two violent home invasions and a murder in Indianapolis is also wanted in a neighboring county. 13 Investigates digs into Adrian Anthony's criminal history and shows us how quickly his alleged behavior escalated, outside of prison walls.

Facing 35 criminal counts including murder, robbery, criminal confinement, rape and carjacking, Adrian Anthony is also a wanted felon in Madison County.

"I'm about to end up going back to jail," the 20-year-old told Eyewitness News Monday.

13 Investigates discovered just three weeks after he took a plea deal for receiving a stolen car, he and another co-defendant, Trae Spells, are accused of a brutal early morning home invasion on East 79th Street.

"My whole plan was to go out and get some money," Anthony told Eyewitness News. "I made threats. That's what I was there for - to scare people," he said.

In the Madison County case, Adrian Anthony was sentenced to 24 months with 18 months suspended.

Judge Thomas Clem told 13 Investigates Anthony was released with 128 days of jail time served, or roughly four months of the six months he was ordered behind bars. Clem says taking into account "day for a day" good time credit, Anthony served more time than actually required.

Neither Clem nor Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings say they could predict Anthony would escalate into such alleged violent crime.

"If they had prior criminal history they would probably end up in prison. But given the community we have, no prior criminal history and the crime that we have here it's unlikely you're going to go to the Department of Correction on a Class D Felony," explained Cummings, who called Anthony's sentence for his June offense a standard one.

The Madison County Court realized there was trouble November 17th, days before a construction worker was robbed and killed on Gray Street in Indianapolis. Adrian Anthony failed to report to probation, pay court costs and submit DNA. A warrant was issued for his arrest in Madison County, just as a manhunt was already underway in Indianapolis.

"Someone who steals a car doesn't necessarily commit a murder or a home invasion. Those things aren't necessarily have a correlation to one another," added Cummings, who said the turn of events is surprising.

"I did this. I'm ready to get this over with," said Anthony admitting once again to his involvement.

Adrian Anthony is expected back in court in Marion County on preliminary murder charges and in Madison County where his probation will be revoked.