Robbery Victim Faces Stiff Charges

A grand jury indicts a Vanderburgh County man who told sheriff's deputies he chased a group of armed robbers who had entered his home, resulting in a fatal crash. 47-year-old Ira Beumer faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and aggravated battery in connection with the February incident. Beumer told deputies four men robbed him at gunpoint at his home on Big Cynthiana Road. He says they took off in a car, and he chased them in his pickup truck. Beumer says when their car left the road and came back on, he couldn't stop his truck from hitting it. The crash killed Antuan Jenkins and seriously injured Jeton Hall. Beumer is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon for a bond hearing.