Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Local News

February 15, 2013

Tipton man arrested in carjacking

Brian R. Isenhower faces seven charges

— Howard County sheriff deputies arrested a Tipton man Thursday on seven felony charges in connection with a Feb. 9 carjacking and robbery of a woman.

Brian R. Isenhower, 36, faces charges of Class A felony kidnapping, Class B felony armed robbery, a Class B felony carjacking, Class D felonies criminal recklessness, criminal confinement, auto theft and theft.

The victim told deputies that she was giving Isenhower a ride to a friend's house on South Goyer Road when Isenhower pulled a gun on her and ordered her to drive out in the county, Capt. Greg Hargrove reported.

As they approached the intersection of Goyer Road and Markland Avenue, Isenhower ordered the woman out of her vehicle in the area of 700 East and 200 South and stole her purse, shoes and coat ordering her to walk down the road. Isenhower then fled the area in the woman’s 1999 Silver Cutless. The woman was not injured.

Deputies have been looking for Isenhower since the Feb. 9 ordeal and found him Thursday in Indianapolis after receiving a Crime Stoppers tip that Isenhower was held up in a motel in the 8000 block of North Shadeland Avenue, Hargrove reported.

Howard County Sheriff Detective Jordan Buckley with the assistance of Indianapolis Metro Police served a search warrant at the motel, where they found Isenhower along with evidence linking him to the carjacking.

Isenhower was taken into custody without incident and transported back to the Howard County jail. He is being held on $75,000 bail.

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Buckley at 765-456-2031.

Mike Fletcher, Tribune crime reporter may be reached at 765-454-8565, or via e-mail at mike.fletcher@kokomotribune.com

For more on this story and other local news, subscribe to The Kokomo Tribune eEdition, or our print edition

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Commission postpones rezoning vote for Functional Devices land TIPTON — Residents of Prairie Acres subdivision will have to wait at least two more weeks to learn the fate of a pair of zoning requests from Functional Devices. At Monday’s regularly-scheduled bi-weekly county commissioners meeting, city-county plan

    July 29, 2014

  • Illinois man leads police on high-speed chase PERU — An Illinois man driving at speeds of 120 mph led officers from three counties on a high-speed chase Sunday before crashing into a utility pole. Peru police say Isaac K. Hoefling, 31, Lamont, Illinois, was first pulled over by Howard County dep

    July 28, 2014

  • Permanent road closure has Miami Co. residents worried PERU — Residents who live near a safety-flare company that’s expanding north of Peru spoke out against a proposal to permanently close a section of county road that runs through the company’s facilities. Orion Safety Products, located at 3157 N. 500

    July 28, 2014

  • Gary Rhum bringing music lessons to Catholic school Rhum Academy of Music's owner is set to give all students at Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School music lessons next year as part of the school's curriculum. When Gary Rhum talks about why he loves to teach kids music, the long-time performer and instru

    July 28, 2014

  • The Annex 01 Move-in date approaching at The Annex of Kokomo A new apartment complex catering to Indiana University students is ready for occupancy. Some students will be able to move into The Annex of Kokomo, located across the street from the IUK campus on Washington Street, as early as Aug. 1, while the maj

    July 28, 2014 6 Photos

  • Teachers worry about revamped ISTEP test INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers heading back to classrooms starting this week are facing the daunting task of preparing students for a standardized test that's been retooled for the third time since 2009. Some teachers and district administrator

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS - KT072514 - Maconaquah celebrates 50 years - CLG Maconaquah alumni return to celebrate school's 50th anniversary Many fond memories were shared recently as 50 years of Maconaquah graduates gathered to celebrate as many years of Maconaquah High School history.But for all the reminiscing that took place, there was an equal amount of well wishes for “the next 50 y

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Spirits high at Brickyard 400 SPEEDWAY – Despite threatening skies and chances of rain, fans at the Brickyard 400 were not disheartened by the forecast. Brickyard 400 race day dawned with rain and fog, and the sun broke through the clouds at mid-morning. Fans expected the race to

    July 27, 2014

  • NWS - KT072614 - Five Below Grand Opening - pic Five Below opening draws crowds

    Mary Martin is the director of marketing and business development for Markland Mall and, with four grandchildren, she's also a consumer looking for cost-effective deals which still leave her — and the kids — feeling satisfied. Martin was able to purc

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mud battle 01 Mud Battle at Oakbrook Church challenges participants

    Challenges are nothing knew to Army Specialist Anthony Walton. An Afghanistan veteran, who was injured in 2011, Walton has endured some of the worst conditions imaginable. While in Afghanistan, Walton was shot more than 30 times in his left arm durin

    July 27, 2014 3 Photos

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries