Cops: Dad, son kill man for bad drugs
Police say the feud dates back to 1992
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Metro Police are calling a weekend homicide a bizarre case of revenge. An Indianapolis father and his son are now in jail facing murder charges.
Police say the suspects in this case had a grudge against the victim since 1992. It begins with a shot of bad drugs and ends with two flat tires.
54-year-old Johnnie Thompson, Senior, is no stranger to police. He's so well known, he's been locked-up more than 30 times. He and his son, 31-year-old Johnnie Junior are behind bars for the murder of 50-year-old Anthony Daly.
"Our victim was known to the two suspects," said Lt. Jeff Duhamell with IMPD.
Sunday morning, July 25, Metro Police found Daly's body in the parking lot behind IPS School 21 on English Avenue. Investigators said Daly had been stabbed several times.
Police said Daly's death is a revenge killing from an incident that dates back to 1992 - 18 years ago. Investigators said it had something to do with the death of Thompson's relative. "They blame this victim of providing (him) bad dope," Lt. Duhamell said.
Police said last week Thompson Junior saw Daly and invited him back to his garage. "They were in the garage drinking and that (the bad dope) was brought up. It basically went down hill from there," said Lt. Duhamell.
Investigators said after stabbing Daly to death, Junior and Senior loaded his body in the back of Senior's pick-up truck and drove off.
But three miles south on English Avenue, the pick-up truck blows two tires. "So here they are, in a late model 80's beat up Chevy pick-up, with our victim in it - with two flat tires. That's when they pull in behind the school," said Lt. Jeff Duhamell.
Investigators said after dumping Daly's body, Johnnie Senior and Junior took off in the truck, but later ditched it. Senior went back the next day to get the truck, but with two flat tires, it didn't make it very far.
Investigators said Johnnie Thompson, Junior turned himself in to police after learning his father was in custody. They said he was just released from jail on July 19th. Investigators said a third person was also involved, but he's cooperating with the investigation