According to information provided by ISP, Christopher Charles Craft, 19, Rosedale, was arrested and charged with a class D felony receiving or possessing stolen property charge. Craft is currently being held at the Clay County Justice Center with a $7,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed.
According to officials, around 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, an unidentified couple and their 10-month-old son were the victims of a home invasion by three unidentified men. An unknown male suspect knocked on the front door of a home at 8843 N. County Road 500 West to request the use of "jumper cables" for his stranded auto or the telephone to call for help.
When the first male suspect was allowed to use a cell phone, two other unknown males entered the home and attacked the male tenant with a blunt object while the third male confined the female and child in another room by allegedly displaying a handgun.
The three suspects removed several electronic items and went through the contents of the female victim's purse before leaving the home in a dark colored 4-door vehicle.
Although the female tenant and child were not injured during the incident, the male tenant was treated for head lacerations sustained during the beating and later released from St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
Early Thursday morning, after the victims were able to identify one of their attackers from a photo line-up, officers of the ISP, Clay County and Vigo County Sheriff's departments, the United States Marshal's Service Fugitive Task Force and the ISP Bloomington Post, served search warrants for two residences, one at 801 Vandalia St., Brazil, and Rural Route No. 4 Box 820, Bloomfield, Ind.
Officials confirmed lab technicians were processing items collected at each residence, which matched items reportedly stolen during the home invasion, and the impounded vehicle allegedly used in the attack for further potential evidence.
Three suspects -- two Brazil residents, Joshua L. Orman, 23, Brazil, and James Levi Orman (cousin of Joshua), and Lindsey J. Beaman, 19, from Bloomfield, Ind., -- were arrested for their alleged involvement in the Clay County case Thursday.
Initially Joshua and James Orman were both preliminarily charged with class A felony burglary, class B felony aggravated battery and a class A felony robbery, while Beaman was preliminarily charged with one class D felony false reporting.
However, according to charging information made available by the Clay County Justice Center Friday, Beaman's booking information was amended to include an additional charge of obstruction of justice.
If convicted of a class A felony, the highest charge filed against both Joshua and James Orman at this time, the advisory sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement ranges from 20-50 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000.
If convicted of a class D felony, the highest charge filed against Beaman at this time, is punishable with up to six-months-3 years in prison and up to potential $10,000 in fines.
Although further details are not available due to the active investigation, ISP officials confirmed to The Brazil Times additional charges could develop and be filed by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office against the suspects.
Detectives are also sharing information with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department in relation to another home invasion, which also took place Wednesday in eastern Vigo County at a residence located at 578 N. Sharon St., Terre Haute.
According to official reports, an elderly lady was "roughed up" while being held at gunpoint as robbers took several electronic items from her home.
To provide information regarding the Clay County case, contact ISP Det. Sam Stearley at 812-299-1153. To provide information regarding the Vigo County case, contact the Vigo County Sheriff's Department at 812-462-3226.