Teen arrested, 2 other suspects sought after fight and attempted robbery at Lafayette home

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Calvin McCaster


Calvin McCaster pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and criminal organization activity. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison with a 214-day jail credit.


LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Police arrested one man and were looking for two other suspects after a home robbery in Lafayette.

According to Lafayette police, officers were called to the 1000 block of Salem Street around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Victims told police that three suspects entered the home and demanded money; one of them was armed.

A fight then broke out, and one of the people inside the home managed to call police. After the fight, all three suspects left.

4 Fast Facts

  • Lafayette police arrest 16-year-old after fight and attempted home robbery
  • Investigators said the teen and two others entered the home and demanded money
  • One of the suspects was armed
  • A fight started between the suspects and victims

One of the victims suffered minor injuries from the fight, and police recovered the firearm used during the incident.

They arrested Calvin McCaster, 16, Lafayette, on a number of charges, including burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, criminal confinement, intimidation, pointing a firearm, residential injury, battery and criminal recklessness.

McCaster was taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail.

Police are looking for two other suspects connected to the incident. Anyone with information should call the Lafayette Police Department (807-1200) or the We-Tip Hotline (800-78-CRIME).

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