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Home invasion suspect charged in November 27 murder

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Adrian Anthony spoke to the media Monday before the murder charges were announced. Adrian Anthony spoke to the media Monday before the murder charges were announced.
INDIANAPOLIS -

A suspect in two home invasion investigations is being charged with murder for a separate shooting.

Adrian Anthony was charged with murder and robbery Monday in the shooting death of Robbie Gibson on North Gray Street November 27. Anthony was arrested Saturday in connection with home invasions on Spring Mill Road and East 79th Street in October.

Police say Gibson and his brother were working at a home on North Gray Street when they were approached by Anthony and Christopher Bell. Anthony fatally shot Gibson after pulling out a handgun and demanding money.

Bell is also facing murder and robbery charges. Anthony was also charged with carrying a handgun without a license.

"The IMPD detectives and our deputy prosecutors should be commended for their diligent and painstaking work in investigating and charging these crimes," Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said. "It is our hope that the arrests of those alleged to be involved in these crimes will bring some reassurance to the public."

Anthony is one of 11 suspects arrested and charged in connection with the two home invasions. Four suspects have been charged in both crimes.

Speaking from the Marion County Jail, Anthony talked about his involvement in one of the home invasion incidents.

"It was an open house. You could see the flatscreen, what it looked like. So it was easy, so we stopped right there," he said.

Anthony said all he wanted from the two home invasions was money. He says he went with the victims to the ATM machine but didn't beat or sexually assault anyone.

"I wasn't the raper, the aggressor, I made the threat and let them know there were boundaries. If they think I'm playing a game, what will happen. Stuff will go to the next level, like where I'm going to be that monster," he said. 

Anthony was arrested at 30th and College Saturday night following a brief chase. Police had been searching for him for more than a month. He says he wasn't hiding. He was living on the streets and while at a gas station, "a cop stood right next to me. I got a smile on my face, if I'm that big of a monster how come he didn't recognize me?"

As for whether or not he feels any remorse?

"I do want to apologize. This ain't nothing no one wants to go through. I want them to know, yeah, I'm sorry it had to be you, but it's not like I plotted on you all, like you're all the main topic; we got to get them. I'm sorry we stopped at your place. There was no certain person," he said.

Charges in home invasions

Five suspects have been charged with 40 total counts each for their alleged involvement the North Spring Mill Road incident on October 24, 2013. The charges include multiple counts of Burglary (A Felony), Criminal Deviate Conduct (B Felony), Carjacking (B Felony), Criminal Confinement (B Felony), Robbery (B Felony), Battery (C Felony), Forgery (C Felony), Intimidation (C Felony) and Sexual Battery (C Felony).

  • Adrian Anthony
  • Demetre Brown
  • Taiwan Lundy
  • Michael Pugh
  • Trae Spells

Five suspects have been charged with 35 total counts each for their alleged involvement in the East 79th Street incident on October 29, 2013. The charges include multiple counts of Rape (A Felony), Criminal Deviate Conduct (A Felony), Carjacking (B Felony), Criminal Confinement (B Felony), Robbery (B Felony), Battery (C Felony), Intimidation (C Felony) and Battery by Body Waste (A Misdemeanor).

  • Adrian Anthony
  • Demetre Brown
  • Alexander Dupree
  • Michael Pugh
  • Trae Spells

Five additional suspects are charged in connection with the North Spring Mill Road incident on October 24, 2013.

  • Amber Deckard: Charged with Assisting a Criminal (C Felony), Auto Theft (D Felony) and Theft (D Felony).
  • James Phillips: Charged with Assisting a Criminal (C Felony) and Theft (D Felony).
  • Ira Marsh: Charged with Assisting a Criminal (C Felony) and Theft (D Felony).
  • Jade Lundy: Charged with Assisting a Criminal (C Felony) and Theft (D Felony).
  • Renee Washington: Charged with Assisting a Criminal (C Felony) and Theft (D Felony).
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