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Suspect arrested, charged after killing man on Indianapolis' east side, cops say

Posted at 4:14 PM, May 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-13 20:26:35-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A Shelbyville man has been arrested and charged in connection with a March homicide on the city's east side.

Jeremy D. Jones, 45, is accused of killing Tommy Ray Casey Jr., 54, who was found dead early March 28.

Officers found Casey suffering a traumatic injury while responding about 9 a.m. to the 100 block of South Catherwood Avenue, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Casey was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead the next day.

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According to the probable cause affidavit, Jones and Casey were noticed arguing earlier in the evening according to witnesses.

To witnesses, Jones was known by the nickname "Rick James". After discussions with those in the residence of the crime, detectives determined Jones to be the person nicknamed "Rick James".

Detectives were able to track Jones down through phone records that were going through Casey's cell phone.

Jones was charged May 6 with two counts of murder and one count of robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, online court records show.

He was later arrested by Indianapolis police on a warrant stemming from the homicide and two unrelated warrants. As of Friday, he was in custody in Ripley County, according to IMPD Officer Samone Burris.

Anyone with more information was urged to contact IMPD Detective Ryan Clark at 317-327-3475 or

Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).