INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor says authorities are holding a person of interest in the killing of five people in rural southeastern Indiana.
Franklin County Prosecutor Melvin Wilhelm tells WISH-TV (http://bit.ly/pDCHHB ) that the man was arrested on an unrelated charge Tuesday night at a convenience store in Andersonville, about 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis.
Wilhelm says the man is a person of interest in the fatal shooting Sunday of four family members and a neighbor in nearby Laurel. WISH-TV reports that the man was arrested on a warrant stemming from a robbery attempt in Osgood in Ripley County.
Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills tells The Associated Press the man is being held in the county jail but declined to elaborate.
WISH-TV says the man has a lengthy criminal record.
Information from: WISH-TV, http://www.wishtv.com/