The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Back in January, 40-year-old Chad Laplante and a friend went to buy a video game system off of either OfferUp or craigslist. The pair was instead lured to a robbery where Mr. Laplante was shot. He spent close to a month in the hospital before finally succumbing to his injuries. According to Laplante’s family… “He …

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An Indianapolis woman had her cell phone stolen after trying to sell it on LetGo. In an attempt to try to catch the thieves she placed another ad, then told the people she believed robbed her to meet her at a local hospital parking lot. The woman informed hospital security to be on the lookout …

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I originally posted about Brandi Beauchamp, Ashley Breedlove, and Ciera Beauchamp here. Ciera Beauchamp was the legal guardian of a 17-year-old girl who she allegedly prostituted on Backpage. Beuchamp’s sister, Brandi, and her girlfriend Breedlove, are said to have quit their jobs just so they could all collect money from this girl. The victim is …

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Just because Backapge has closed down the adult sections doesn’t mean there isn’t a backlog of crimes involving the website. Just before the new year in Indianapolis 16-year-old Korey Reaves is not only accused of allegedly raping a Backpage prostitute, but another woman as well. Police say that Reaves and 19-year-old Anthony Fort planned on …

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Just because the head honchos of Backpage are facing criminal charges, that doesn’t mean that the problems have gone away. For example, in Indianapolis, three women are accused of prostituting a 17-year-old on Backpage. 24-year-old Ciera Beauchamp was the legal guardian of the 17-year-old girl she is accused of prostituting on Backpage. Beauchamp also lived …

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30-year-old Lance Kyer of Indianapolis was recently arrested for allegedly soliciting a 10-year-old boy for sex over messaging app Kik. That’s not a typo, the kid was ten-years-old. Don’t get ahead of me just yet. The boy’s mother had contacted police after finding explicit messages on her son’s Kik account. Police then posed as the …

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Sex offender jailed over online chat attempt with his victim: This may be a worst case scenario but this is why you don’t leave your wi-fi unprotected. 26-year-old Shawn Piercefield of Indianapolis is a registered sex offender. He’s on probation for felony charges of soliciting a child for sex. As part of his probation he’s …

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Friends: National Guard vet, 32, fatally shot trying to buy iPad off Craigslist: Lizton Guardsman slain buying iPad, police say: Yes, I know. You want to read about the craigslist thrill kill that recently took place in Pennsylvania. Don’t worry, I’ll get to that. However there are other craigslist killings that haven’t made the national …

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Dominique Clanton, 18, charged with murder, robbery in iPhone Craigslist killing: Second arrest made in Craigslist, iPhone murder case: On December 17th 31-year-old Nishant Patel of Indianapolis was shot and killed after trying to sell his iPhone on craigslist. Police say that Bryant “BeDo” Dowdy was the triggerman and that 18-year-old Dominique Clanton has also …

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Police: Man left son in semi while visiting a strip club: 39-year-old Donald Crawford of Indianapolis was arrested last week for leaving his 5-year-old son in the cab of his semi while he went and drank at a strip club. Not only was he already allegedly drunk when he got to the club but he …

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