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STATE OF INDIANA CARROLL CIRCUIT COURT
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COUNTY OF CARROLL DELPHI, INDIANA
STATE OF INDIANA
vs. CAUSEN0. osc01-22'10...
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steep embankment an the south side ofthe trail. The entirety ofthe trail and the location ofthe girls
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photographs included photo ofthe Manon High Bridge taken at 12:43p.m., and another one taken at
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State of Indiana v/ Richard Allen

  1. 1. I STATE OF INDIANA CARROLL CIRCUIT COURT SS: - COUNTY OF CARROLL DELPHI, INDIANA STATE OF INDIANA vs. CAUSEN0. osc01-22'10-MR-01 RICHARD M. ALLEN PROBABLE CAUSE AFFIDAVIT I, the undersigned afliant, submit the following information pursuant to I.C. 35-33-7-2 as a sworn afidavit setting forth the facts and circumstances knownto law enforcement ofCarroll County as the basis for probable cause to arrest without awarrant or to establish probable cause for issuance ofan ' arrest warrant for the above named defendant. That the facts andCircumstances desu'bed below wmrld be sufficient basis to: a person ot' reasonable caution and prudence to believe that the accused has committed or attempted to commit the ofi'ense(s) described and that ifarrested without a warrant, such would be authorized under LC. 35-33-1-1. That the hearsay: statements ofwitnesses conteined herein are considered reliable and credible due to thewimess's-personal knowledge and/or; are corroborated by the totality ofthe circumstances. — flaton February "14'", 2017 Victim 1. and Victim 2 Werefunddeceased in the woods approximately 0.2 miles northeast ofthe Mount: High Bridge in Carroll Com Their bodies were located on the north side ofthe Deer Creek. Atthe. time, the Manon High Bridge mawas an approximateiji 1 mile gravel trail terminating atthe . Manon High Bridge. TheManon High Bridge-is an abandoned railroad trestle approximatei}! 0.25 miles longspanning theDeer Creek andDeer creek voile}! on the southeast and ofthe trail. Approxirnateijr 0.7 miles northwest on the traiifrom the northwestern edge ofthe Manon High Bridge is the Freedom Bridge, which is apedestrian bridge spanning StateRoad25. Apprma'mateiy 35ofeetwest offieedornBridge was afonner railroad overpass aver OldState Road25 (also known as Count]: Road300North). Ihe trail terminatesjustwest oftheformer railroad overpass. The majoriw ofthe trail is in a wooded area with a lof8 '
  2. 2. 20" I steep embankment an the south side ofthe trail. The entirety ofthe trail and the location ofthe girls bodies were and are located in Carrafl CauntJr, Indiana . Through interviews, reviews ofelectronic records, andreview ofvideo at the HoosierHarvestore, investigators believe Victim 1 and Victim 2 were droppedofacrossfrom the Mears Farm at1:49p.nr. on February 139', 2017by -.- fireMearsfarm is located on the north side ofCounty Road300North near an entrance to the trails. A videofrom Victim 2'sphone shows that at2.-13pan. Victim 1 and Victim 2 encountered a male subject on the southeastportion ofthe Manon High Bridge. Elite mole ordered the girls "Gigs, Down the hill". No witnesses saw them afler this time. No outgoing communications were foundon Victim 2.'sphone after this time. Iheir bodies were discovered on February'lfl', 2017. The video recoveredfronr Victim 2'sphone shows Victim 1 walking southeast on the Manon High Bridge while a male subject wearing a darkjacket andjeans walks behind her." As the male subject" approaches Victim 1 and Victim 2, one ofthe victims mentions;l "gun". Near the end qfthe video male is seen and heard telling the girls, -"Guys, Down the hill" Thegirls then begin toproceeddo'wn the hill and the video ends. A stillphotograph takenfi-om the video and the "Guys, Down the hill" audr'o was subsequently released to thepublic to assist investigators in identifying themale. Victim 1 and Victim 21s deaths were ruled as homicides. Clothes werefaund in theDeer Creek belonging to Victim 1 and'Victin'r 2, southqfwhere their bodies were located Ihere was also a .40 caliber unspent round less than twofeet awayfrom Victim 2's body, between Victim '1 and Victim 2's bodies. The round was unspent andhadextraction marks on it. Interviews were conductedwith 3juveniles, and .-*1hey advised they were on the Manon High Bridge muon February: 13'", 2017. They advised they were walking on the trailtoward Freedom Bridge to go home when they encountered a male walkingfrom Freedom Bridge toward the Manon High Bridge. described the male as "kind ofcreepy" and advised he was wearing "like bluejeans alike really lightbluejacket andhe his hair was gray maybe a little brown and he did notreally show hisface. " She advised thejacket was a duck canvas tflmjackel advisedshe said "Hi" to the male but hejust glared at thenr. She recalled him being in allblack and hadsomething covering his moutlr. She described him as "not very tad"with a bigger build She saidhe was not bigger than 5'10". advised he was wearing a blackhoadie, blackjeans, and black boots. Shestated he had his hands in hispockets. _ showed investigatorsphotographs she took on herphone while-she was on the trailthatday. lire
  3. 3. 3of8 J photographs included photo ofthe Manon High Bridge taken at 12:43p.m., and another one taken at 1:2dp.nr. ofthe bench East ofthe FreedomBridge. advised after she-took thephoto ofthe bench they started walking back toward Freedom Bridge. She advised that was when they encountered the man who matched the description ofthephotograph takenfrom Victim 2's video. described the man she encountered on the trail as wearing blue or black windbreakerjacket. She advised thejackethad a collar and he had his head upfront the clothing underneath hisjacket. She advised he was wearing baggy jeans and was taller than her: She advised her head came up to appraximatebi his shoulder: She advised said "Hi" to the man and that he said nothing back. She stated he was walking with apurpose like he knew where he was going. She'stated he had his 'hands'in hispockets and kqthis head down. She advisedshe did notget a good look at hisface but believed him to be a white male. Ihe girls advised after encountering the male they continued their walkacross Freedom Bridge and the oldrailroad bridge over 0id=State Road25. Investigators spoke with who advisedshe was on the trails on Februarjv 130'. 2017. Videoflom the Hoosier Harveste're captured vehicle traveling eastbound at_I:46pm. toward the entrance across from the Mearsfarm. advisedshe saw Jjuvenilefemales walking on the bridge over Old State Road 25 as she was driving underneath on her way tapark. advised there were no other carsparked across from theMearsfarrn when sheparked She advised she walked to the Manon High Bridge and observed a male matching the onefrom Victim 21s video. She described the male she saw-as a white male, wearing bluejeans and a bluejeanjacket. 'She advised he was standing on thefirstplatform ofthe Manon High Bridge, approximateb! 5ofeetfrom her. She advised she turned around at the bridge and continued her walk. She advised approximatelji halfivmv between the bridge and theparking area acrossfromMears farm, shepassedtwo girls walking towardManon High Bridge. She advisedshe believed the girls were Victim 1 and Victim 2. Videofrom the Hoosier Harvestore shows at 1:49pan. white our matching vehicle traveling awayfrom the entrance acrossfi-om the Mearsfarnt. advisedshefinished ha walk andsaw no other adults other than the male on the bridge. Her vehicle is seen on Hoosier Harvestore video at 2:14pan. leaving westboundfrom the trails. advised when she was leaving she noted vehicle wasparked in an odd manner at the old ChildProtective Services building. Shesaidit was not oddfor vehicles to be parked there butshe noticed itwas odd because ofthe manner itwasparked, backed in near the building. Investigators received a tipfrom in which he stated he was on his way
  4. 4. to Delphi on State Road25 around 2:10p.nr. on February 13'", 201 7. He observed apurple PTCruiser or a smallSUV{we vehicleparked on the south side ofthe old CPS building. He stated itappeared as .. though it was backed in as to conceal the licenseplate ofthe vehicle. both drew diagrams ofwhere they mm the vehicleparked and their diagrams generally matched as to the area the vehicle wasparked and the manner in which it wasparked. advised he rememberedseeing a smaller dark colored carparked at the old CPS building. He described it aspossibly! being a "smart" car. vehicle is seen leaving at2:28p.m. on the HoosierHarvestore video. Investigators spoke with , who stated that she was travelingEast on 300North on February! 13", 2022 and observed a male subject walking west,- on the North side of300 North, awayfrom the Manon High Bridge. advised that the male subject was wearing a blue coloredjacket and bluejeans and was muddy and bloody. Shefurtherstateti, that it appearedhe hadgotten into afight. Investigators ,were able to determinefrom watchingthe .videofrom the HoosierHarvestore that ' was traveling on C?! 300 North at approximately 3:57_p.nr. Through interviews, electronic data, photographs, ami-videofrom the HoosiérHarvestore investigators determined that there were otherpeople on the trailthat day after 2:13p.nr. Hosepeople were interviewed and none ofthose individuals encountered the male subject referenced above, witnessed by the juvenilegirls, and . Furthernone ofthase individuals' witnessed Victim 1 and Victim 2. Investigators reviewingprior tips encountered a up narrativefrom an oflicer who interviewedRichard M Aden in 201 7. Ilhat narrative stated: Mn Allen was on the trail between 1330-1530. Heparked at the old FarmBureau building and walked to the new E'eedorn Bridge. While atthe Freedom Bridge he saw threefemales. He noted one was taller and had brown or blackhair. He did notremember descrytian nor did he speak with thern. He walkedfrom the fieedomBridge to the High Bridge. He did not see anybody, although he statedhe was watching a stock ticker on hisphone as he walked. Hestatedthere were vehiclesparked at the High Bridge trailhead, however did notpay attention to them. He did not take anyphotos or video. His cellphone didnot list an IMEIbut didhave thefollowing: MID-256 691 463 100 153 495 steamers-9900247025797 Potentialfollow up information.- Who were the three girls walking in the area ofFreedom - Bridge? Investigators believe Mr. Allen was referring to theformer ChildProtective Services building as there 4of8
  5. 5. 5of8 was not Farm Bureau building in the area nor had there been. Investigators believe thefemales he saw included and due to the time they were leaving the trail,. the time he reportedgetting to the trail, and the descr'qrtions the threefemales gave Investigators discoveredRichardAllen owned two vehicles in 2017— a 2016 black FordFocus and a 2006grit}; Ford 500. Investigators observed a vehicle that resembledAdonis 2016 FordFocus on the Hoosier Harvestore video at 1:27pm traveling westbound on CR 300 North infront ofthe Hoosier Harvestore, which coincided with his statement that he arrived around 1:30port. at the trails. Investigators note witnesses described the vehicleparked at theforrner ChildProtective Services Building as PTCruiser; smallSW or "Snmrt" can Investigators believe-those descriptions are similar in nature to a 2016 FordFocus. On October 13", 2022 RichardAllen was interviewed again by investigators. He advised he was on the trails on February; 13'", 2017. He statedhe sawjuveniie girls on the trails east offieedomBridge and that he went onto the Manon High Bridge RichardAllenfurtherstated he went out onto the Manon High I Bridge to watch thefish. Later in his statement, he said he walked out to theflrstplatform on the bridge Hestated he then walked back, saton bench on the trailand then left. He stated heparked his car on the side ofan old building. He told investigators that he was wearirrg bluejeans and a blue or black Carharttjacketwith hood. He advised he may have been wearingsome type ofhead covering as well. Hefurther claimed he sawno one else exceptforthejuvenile girls he saw east ofthe Freedom Bridge Hetold investigators that he ownsfirearms and they are at-his home . RichardM. Allenis wife, KathyAllen, also spoke to investigators. She confirmed thatRichard did have guns and knives at the residence She also stated thatRichardstillowns a blue Carharttjacket. On October 13'", 2022, Investigators married a search warrant ofRichardAllen's residence at1967 North Whiteman Drivle, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana. Among other items, oflicers locatedjackets, boots, knives andfirearnis, including a SigSauer; ModelP226, .40 caliberpistol with serial number U 625 627. Between October 14'", 2022 and October 19'", 2022 the Indiana State Police Laboratoryperformed an analysis on Allm'sSigSauer ModelP226. The Laboratorypedormed aphysical mmination and classification ofthefirearni,function test, barrel nad overalllength measurement, testflring, ammunition component characterization, microscopic comparison, andNEW TheLaboratory determined the '-
  6. 6. 6of8 unspent round located withirr twofeet ofVictim 2's body had been cycled through RichardM. Aden'ls Sig Sauer Model P226. IheLaboratory remarked.- An identification opinion is reached when the evidence exhibits an agreement ofclass characteristics and a sufficient agreement ofindividual marks. Suflicientagreement is related to the significant duplication ofrandom striated/impressed marks as evidenced by the correspondence ofapattern or combination ofpatterns ofsurface contours. The interpretation ofidentification is subjective in nature, and based on relevant scientific research and the reporting enamineris training and experience. Investigators then ran theflreartn andfoundthat theflrearm-waspurchasedbyRichardAllen in 2001. RichardAllen voluntarily came to theIndiana State Policepost on October 26'", 2022. 'He spoke with investigators and stated thot-he never allowed anyone to use or borrow the SigSauer ModelP226flrearm. When asked about the unspent bullet, he did not have an agilanation ofwhy the bullet wasfound between the bodies.ofVictim 1 and Victim 2. He again admitted that he was on the trail but denied hnoiving Victim 1 or Victim 2 and denied any involvement in their murders. _ Carro'fl Count}; SheriffsDepartmentDetective ' has beenpart ofthe investigation since it started in 2017. He has had annopportunity to review and examine evidence gathered in this investigation Detective , along with other investigators, believe the evidence gatheredshows thatRichardAllen is the male subject seen on the videofiom Victim 2'sphone whofirrced the victims done: the hill. Further, that the victinzs wereforced down 'the hillbyRichardAllen and lead to the location where they were ' murdered. . Through the statements andphotographs ofthejuvenilefemales and the statement of ', end were at the southeast edge ofthe trailat 12:43p.m, east ofFreedom Bridgeat 1:26pm., and walked across theformer railroad overpass over bidState Road25 after 1:26pan. and before 1:46p.nt. Ihey walked the entirety; ofthe trailand observed only oneperson — an adult male, . vehicle is seen on Hoosier Harvestore video at 1:46p.nt. and leaving at 2:14pan. andshe statedshe aniv saw one adult male. , and described the male in similarmanners, wearing similar clothing, leading investigators to believe allfour saw the some male individual. Investigators believe the mole observed by , and is the some male depicted in the videofrom mam2'sphone due to the descriptions ofthe male by thefourfemales matching the male or the video. Furthermore, Victim 2's video was taken at2:13p.m., and saw only one male while she was on the trailfior'n approximately 1:46pm to 2:14pm
  7. 7. 7of8 Investigators believe RichardAllen was the male seen by , and and the'male seen ' in Victim 2's video. RichardAlien told investigators he was on the trailfrom 2:30pm; to 3:30p.nt. that day. Videofrom HoosierHarvestore'shows" a vehicle that matches the descrhtfion ofRichcrdAllen's vehiclepmsing at 1:27p.m. toward theformer CPS building: The clothing he told investigators he was' wearing match the clothing ofthe male in Victim 21s video and the clothing descriptionsprovided by , and . A vehicle matching the description ofhis 2016 FordFocus is seen at or around 2:10p.rn., 2:14pm., and2:28pan. at theformer CPS building. Through his own admissions, RichardAllen walked the trails and eventually hiked to theMonon High Bridge and walked out onto the Manon High Bridge. A male subject ntatching'RichardAilen'is description was not seen on the trail after 2:13p.m. Investigators identified other individuals on the trails or GR. 300 North between 2:30p.nt. and 4:1lpan. - None ofthose individuals saw a male subject matching the description ofRichardAllen on the trail. Furthermore, RichardAllen stated that he only saw three girls on the trail, who investigators believe to be ' . Investigators believe RichardAllen was not seen on the trail after 2:13pm. because he was in the woods with Victim I and Victim 2. An unspertt .40 caliber round between the bodies ofVictim 1 and Victim 2, wasforensicalb determined to have been cycled through RichardAllen's SigSauerModelP226. Ihe SigSauer Model P226 wasfound at RichardAllen's residence and he admitted to awnirlg it. Investigators were able to determine that he had owned itsince 2001. RichardAden stated he had not been on thatproperty where the unspent round wasfounii, that he did not know theproperty owner, and that he had no atplanatian as to why around cycled through hisfirearm would be at that location. Furthermore, he stated that he never allowedanyone to use or borrow the SigSauer ModelP226. Investigators believe that. afler the victims were murdered, RichardAllen returned to his vehicle by walking down on 300 North. Investigators believe he was seen by walking back to his vehicle on CR 300 north, with clothes that were muddy and bloody. , along with investigators, believe the statements made by the witnesses because the statements corroborate the timeline ofthe death the two victims, as well as coincide with the admissions made by RichardAilen. Further, the accounts relayed by _ , and . are similar in nature and time stanqts onphotographs taken by correspond to the times thejuvenilefemales said they wereon the trail andsmv male individual. . i
  8. 8. ' CARROLL CIRCUIT COURT Date: October 27, 2022 STATE OF INDIANA CAUSENUMBER 08C01-2210-MR—01 VS RICHARD M. ALLEN 1967 Whiteman Drive, Delphi, IN 46923 DOB: 919/1972 SSN: XXX-1093934 The Court will please enter the following minutes: State ofIndiana by Nicholas C. McLeland,"Prosecutin Attorneytfiles probable cause affidavit executed by Tony Liggett and mformation for: Count 1: Murder, :1 elony; and Count 2: Murder, at Felony. _ The Defendant being in custody, the court determines that probable cause does exist. The Court sets bond - In this matter at - Initial heating is set at on: Entry Approved: Benjamin A. Diener, Judge Carroll Circuit Court ' IslNicholas C. MeLeland Nicholas C. McLeland Prosecutin Attom Attorney 28300-0

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