IMPD Violent Crimes Unit takes wanted murder suspect into custody

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Homicide detectives announce the arrest of Thomas Teague (46) for his alleged role in the murder of James Foy (61) on 12/04/2018.

Just after 4 a.m. on 12/04/2018, officers with the IMPD were dispatched to the 3300 block of Boulevard Place on a report to check the welfare of a person.  When officers arrived they could see a male down, officers made entry and requested Indianapolis EMS to respond.  EMS personnel responded and pronounced that male dead on-scene.

Homicide detectives responded and began canvassing the area for witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist with identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office assisted in determining the exact manner and cause of death of Mr. Foy.

During the course of the investigation, detectives developed probable cause for the arrest of Teague under the suspicion of murder. An arrest warrant was issued and Teague was later located by the IMPD Violent Crimes Unit on 12/19/2018. Teague was later transported to the Marion County Main Jail.

The City continues to make critical investments in public safety technology and staffing, and is building upon ongoing initiatives to combat violent crime in Indianapolis neighborhoods. 2018 saw a significant increase in IMPD’s clearance rate, from roughly 42% in 2017 to 65% in 2018. More IMPD beats, a Crime Gun Intelligence Center, and group violence interventions are among the City’s planned public safety efforts in 2019.

Anyone with information about criminal activity should call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).  Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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