Indianapolis man facing serious felony charge following burglary in New Palestine


Seth Robert Eugene Beeson

HANCOCK COUNTY — An Indianapolis man sat in the Hancock County Jail over the weekend after being arrested for an incident involving a gun and his ex-girlfriend in New Palestine.

Seth Robert Eugene Beeson, 30, 7900 block of State Lane has been charged with a Level 2 felony count of burglary with a deadly weapon and a Class A Misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance following the incident June 1. Level 2 felonies in Indiana carry anywhere from 10 to 30 years in prison.

According to a probable cause affidavit, a deputy from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department was called to Brune Court, New Palestine with reports of a woman’s ex-boyfriend having shown up to her friend’s house where she was staying. The deputy was advised the ex-boyfriend was banging on the garage door and likely armed with a gun.

When the deputy arrived, the woman who called officials told the deputy Beeson must have been staking out the residence as she and a friend (who lives in the garage apartment) got home and noticed things were disturbed and missing. That’s about the time, the woman said, Beeson began banging on the garage door causing the woman to call law enforcement, the affidavit said.

Law enforcement began looking for Beeson who they suspected was still in the area, the report states. Officials found Beeson by a house east of the victim’s residence near a swing set and large set of bushes wearing an empty gun holster. Officials also found Beeson with several personal items along with a plastic bag containing six pink, circular pills identified as dextroamphetamine — a schedule two controlled substance.

Officials noted Beeson told them he had a firearm with him when he entered the house, but he did not have one on him when he was captured. He did tell officials he took methamphetamine, a glass meth pipe, a red lighter, a bottle of Jim Beam Bourbon, a white and pink phone charger and a gray sock from the residence, the report states.

A further search of the area near the residence turned up a loaded firearm (Smith and Wesson M&P40) and a wallet with multiple cards and an ID belonging to someone else, the report stated.

Beeson was transported to the county jail on burglary charges while armed with a deadly weapon and the possession of a controlled substance. He had his initial appearance in Hancock County Circuit Monday afternoon. Judge Scott Sirk set a $25,000 cash bond. Beeson is due back in court in early August for a pretrial hearing.