Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of rape suspect

Lesnick Jones

Indianapolis - Metro police arrested a convicted rapist Saturday, thanks to tips to Crime Stoppers.

Lesnick Jones, 18, was arrested in the 7100 block of Hiner Drive on the east side around 11 a.m. Saturday. He was being sought on a warrant for a November 2009 rape and had failed to appear for trial earlier in the week. He was found guilty in absentia at that time. Jones is expected to be sentenced next month.

Jones had been featured in a Crime Stoppers report in local media and police say that led to a tip that resulted in the arrest. Two other men at the residence where the arrest took place were arrested for assisting a criminal.