INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan police made two additional arrests in connection with a December kidnapping and murder plot.
On Feb. 2, IMPD VCU detectives located 17-year-old D’Sean Bigbee Cummings, who was wanted on a kidnapping and murder warrant. The next day, on Feb. 3, 16-year-old Daniel Jackson turned himself in.
Police had previously arrested three other people in the case: 35-year-old Christina Clark, 29-year-old Josselyn Johnson and 21-year-old Jaheim Miller.
The arrests are related to the murder of 28-year-old Corbin Ray Rogers, who was found shot to death inside a home on North Euclid Avenue on Dec. 8. Officers were called to the area after maintenance men told police they chased two burglary suspects to the vacant home; Rogers was found inside.
An 11-page probable cause affidavit detailed a kidnapping, extortion and assault that ended in Rogers’ death. Investigators said one of the suspects, Christina Clark, believed Rogers had stolen her car.
She spotted him walking near a gas station; he was driven to a vacant apartment complex on Baltimore Terrace, where police said he was interrogated and beaten.
Clark texted a ransom demand to Rogers’ girlfriend and grandmother, according to court documents, with one video showing Rogers begging for $5,000. Additional messages showed him inside a car with a gun pointed at his head, with the suspect threatening to kill Rogers unless his family paid up.
Josselyn Johnson and Jaheim Miller told investigators they witnessed the assault on Rogers and helped drive him to Euclid, along with a pair of other suspects who went unnamed in the original affidavit.
After Clark, Johnson and Miller were arrested on Dec. 14, police said additional arrests were possible. Now, two additional suspects are in custody.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decision in the case.
New BOY program works tirelessly to positively influence kids
New BOY is a youth mentoring and development program in Indianapolis, and founder Kareem Hines knows supporting young people is no game.
That’s why he and other mentors devote loads of time to both the program and the new city-wide effort, Playing for Peace Youth Basketball League. Hines said basketball is used to not sharpen their skills on the court but in life through decision-making.
“Every day you have a chance to be different,” Hines said. “Every day you have a chance to make a change. Once a young man makes a decision that could end them in the grave or in jail, sometimes they don’t wake up the following day with a choice.”
Hines wants more boys, ages 10 to 17, to join the Playing for Peace sports league. If you would like to sign your child up, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also call 317-869-5022 or 317-975-9074.