Robbery suspect on house arrest

One of the suspects in Tuesday’s robbery of a pharmacy in Seymour has been linked to a murder investigation in Indianapolis, police report.

Cameron Miles Tibbs, 18, of Indianapolis was on informal home detention for his alleged involvement in a murder case in Indianapolis in December, according to court documents.

Tibbs and two juveniles, age 14 and 16, were arrested early Tuesday morning by Seymour police investigating a report of a group robbing the CVS store at 201 E. Tipton St.

Tibbs, presently being held at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, faces one count of murder, one count of obstruction of justice, one count of dangerous possession of a firearm by a child and one count of carrying a handgun without a license in connection with the shooting death of David Bowman on Dec. 13, 2015, in Indianapolis, according to court documents. He was 17 at the time of that incident.

The now 18-year-old was ordered to be at home unless he was going to school, church, a doctor’s office or an appointment with his attorney, according to records from Marion Superior Court. A $10,000 bond was put in place and paid.

Police report Bowman was shot and killed outside a convenience store on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

Tibbs and the two juveniles, who remain in the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown, were arrested Tuesday morning after Seymour police received a 911 call from CVS.

The caller reported that the pharmacy had just been robbed by several black males who had entered the store, police said.

While no weapon was displayed, two of the males made motions as if they had a firearm, Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said.

The group then left the store after obtaining medications, he said.

While on the way to the pharmacy, officers saw someone driving a vehicle away from the store. The headlights of that 2003 Lincoln LS were not turned on.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle and entered into a brief chase north on Broadway Street before the driver, later identified as Tibbs, drove into Shields Park off Sixth Street. The occupants fled the scene on foot, but Tibbs and two juveniles were caught. Pieces of a handgun also were found at the scene.

While investigating the crime, the suspects were linked by description, method of operation and video to other pharmacy robberies in the region, Abbott said.

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Aaron Piper is a photographer and reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at apiper@tribtown.com or 812-523-7057.