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Indy men accused of killing National Guardsman have Gary ties


Updated: January 14, 2014 12:27PM

Two Indianapolis brothers accused of murder in the shooting death of a National Guardsman in Indianapolis last week have ties to Gary, with an arrest after a police pursuit in 2012.

Tyron Kincade, 19, and Tyshaune Kincade, 18, fled from Cpl. Javier Garza in a stolen car in March 2012. When the brothers and a third Indianapolis teen were apprehended on the city’s west side, police found 11 bags of marijuana. The car had been stolen during a burglary in Indianapolis in February, police said.

When Tyron Kincade was arrested, he was wearing a home detention ankle bracelet. All three teens were taken to the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center after their arrest. It is unknown how the criminal charges were resolved.

But now the Kincade brothers are charged with murder and robbery in the Dec. 4 death of Sgt. James Vester, 32, of Lizton, 25 miles northwest of Indianapolis. The Associated Press reported that the brothers appeared in court on Tuesday and said they intended to hire lawyers to represent them.

Vester responded to a Craigslist ad selling an Ipad, which he wanted to buy as a Christmas present for his parents. Indianapolis police said the pair also had property belonging to others who said they were robbed while answering ads they saw on the website.

Police says the brothers denied a cell phone used to set up the meeting with Vester and other victims belonged to them. But police say their mother said it was Tryon Kincade’s number.

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