IPD nabs Indiana murder suspects

Published 10:16 am Monday, March 3, 2014


Officers with the Ironton Police Department arrested two teenagers Saturday wanted for murder by the Lawrence County, Ind., Sheriff’s Department.

Chief Dan Johnson said officers Chad Gue, Jason Chavez and Katie Lawson arrested the two suspects, Taylor Flynn, 19, and a 16-year-old, of Bedford, Ind., after they led police to Ironton on a chase.

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The two teens allegedly fled Indiana following the beating death and robbery of 43-year-old Rodney Allender, at his Heltonville, Ind., home on Feb. 28.

Another teen, Austin Curtis, 18, was arrested Friday in connection with the case.

According to Indiana authorities, the motive behind the crime was robbery of cash and guns from the home. They also said Allender was targeted.