Suspect in Floyds Knobs homicide taken into custody, several others also arrested
According to Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel, the arrest was made Sunday morning around 8 a.m.
CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Police in Clark County have made an arrest after a man's body was found inside a home Saturday in Floyds Knobs.
According to Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel, the arrest was made around 8 a.m. Sunday.
Police have identified the suspect as 25-year-old James Patrick Duffy.
On Saturday night, police went to a home on State Road 60, where they say Duffy fled out the back of the home.
According to authorities, Duffy fired a weapon at officers. No police officers were hit.
Duffy was located inside a home on Sunday morning lying under a pool table. The home's owner held Duffy at gunpoint until police arrived.
Investigators say Duffy was taken into custody without incident. He was turned over to police in Floyd County.
Several other people have also been arrested, including Duffy's father, Todd, and his girlfriend, Chelsea Wilson.
Todd Duffy, 55, is charged with resisting law enforcement and possession of a syringe. Sondra Duffy, 52, is charged with maintaining a common nuisance and false informing. Chelsea Wilson, 20, is charged with resisting law enforcement and assisting a criminal.
All of the suspects are expected to be charged on Monday.
In a press conference Monday afternoon, prosecutor Keith Henderson said this case could be considered a capital case.
"As we get a little further into the specifics and circumstances at that time, I will make a decision as to whether or not file the death penalty in this matter," he said.
Police say the motive for the crime was robbery and burglary. Floyd County Sheriff Frank Loop says it resulted in a homicide. Sheriff Loop also says authorities believe there will be at least one more arrest.
Sheriff Loop said that the victim, identified by officials as 68-year-old Lewis Morrison, was Todd Duffy's landlord. Sheriff Loop stated he doesn't believe the robbery was ever worth the loss of life.
Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, Sheriff Loop says there was a call of a possible home break-in on Vale Hill Drive in Floyds Knobs.
The caller also reported finding a body inside. Investigators identified the person as Morrison, and say he lived at the home.
"The motive at this point was a robbery and burglary," Loop said. "When we get down to the bottom of this case, it comes down to one thing -- one thing -- and it's drugs. These people wanted to rob someone so they could buy more drugs."
The investigation began Saturday after a man was found dead and his truck went missing. The Floyd County Sheriff's Office said Monday night that the truck was found.
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