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Home Invasion Suspects Facing January Trial

Each Charged With 35 Counts


Three Indianapolis men charged in a heinous home invasion on Indy's far Northside are facing trial.

23-year-old Alexander Dupree, 18-year-old Trae Spells and 21-year-old Michael Pugh are each being held on $200,000 bond in the Marion County Jail. The men had a joint preliminary hearing in Marion County Criminal Court Tuesday. Each of the men is charged with 35 counts including rape, deviate conduct, criminal confinement, robbery, carjacking, intimidation and burglary.

This after authorities say, among other things, the men robbed a couple at their home near 79th & College Avenue early last Tuesday, repeatedly raped their daughter, shot the wife twice in the leg and foot and forced her to perform sex acts on them, stole their vehicles and forced the wife to go along on a trip to an ATM to withdraw her money.

The men sat silently as the judge read off each count against them. A pre-trial conference has been set for December 11th at 9 a.m. and a jury trial is set for January 13th at 9 a.m.

Another young man, Demetre Brown, is charged in a similar home invasion just days before in the 7000 block of Spring Mill Road, not far from the College Avenue site. Authorities are still probing into whether the incidents are connected.


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