Timeline of events

Here is a timeline of the movements of Reese L. Keith surrounding the home invasion, robbery and criminal confinement of an elderly Franklin couple.


1:15 p.m.

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Keith is a driver in a crash at State Road 135 and Faith Street in Greenwood. He runs away from the vehicle.

1:30 p.m.

A Johnson County sheriff’s deputy finds him in a yard about 1,500 yards away. The investigation shows that the vehicle had been stolen from Marion County and the plate had been stolen, too. Police contact the owner of the license plate, who was shopping in the Menards store 500 yards away from the crash, and he tells police the plate must have been stolen while he was in the store.

Keith had needles in his pocket. Police put handcuffs on him, and he began having a seizure and became unresponsive. The sheriff’s deputy administered a dose of Narcan in case Keith had overdosed on heroin, and he was taken to Community Hospital South for an evaluation. He was released.

Later Sunday afternoon

Greenwood police arrive at the Johnson County jail to book Keith in on a felony and multiple misdemeanor charges. He began screaming about being in pain from the accident.

5:11 p.m.

Keith is checked in at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He is treated and released at 7:45 p.m. Greenwood police begin taking him back to the Johnson County jail, but he had a seizure in the vehicle.

8:12 p.m.

Keith is checked in at Johnson Memorial Hospital for a second time and admitted for testing.

11:30 p.m.

Greenwood police leave Keith at the hospital.


4:25 a.m.

Hospital staff discover Keith had left the hospital. He was last seen wearing a hospital gown and his IV was still attached. Police are notified.

3:30 p.m.

An elderly Franklin couple leaves their home in Camelot Estate to run errands.

4:30 p.m.

The couple returns home and finds an intruder in the house. The man tied them to a chair and a walker, took their guns, medication and a cellphone and left in their vehicle.

6:30 p.m.

The couple breaks free of the restraints and calls 911. Police begin investigating.


11:51 a.m.

Franklin police are called back to the Camelot Estate subdivision on a report of two suspicious people opening trash bags in the neighborhood. Police stop the people and tell them the neighborhood is on alert, and they tell police that they gave a ride to a man who matches the description a ride from Greenwood to Indianapolis. Police search the area in Greenwood and find the elderly couple’s car abandoned on Wooddale Terrace, which is in an apartment complex off Fry Road near U.S. 31.

Source: Franklin police reports, Johnson Memorial Hospital, court documents, interviews with Greenwood and Franklin police

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