Man alleged to have held 2 boys hostage sentenced on related charges up north
Gets 27 years in Morgan
August 20, 2008
A Brownsburg man who allegedly took two children hostage in Crawford County last year has been sentenced to 27 years for related charges in Morgan County and will be returned to Crawford County to face several additional charges.
Todd Dunn, 45, was accused of breaking into the home of Michael Overpeck near Mooresville, south of Indianapolis and in Morgan County, in April 2007. When Overpeck returned home during the burglary, Dunn allegedly took Overpeck hostage using a shotgun Dunn had taken from the home. He then is accused of forcing Overpeck into Overpeck's truck and driving to Crawford County.
Overpeck managed to jump out of the truck in Crawford County, and a short time later, after fleeing county and state police on S.R. 64, Dunn allegedly pulled into a driveway near Marengo, broke into a home and took two boys hostage. After several hours, police hostage negotiators were able to get Dunn to unload the shotgun and place it outside the door. He was then arrested and the boys were released unharmed.
Dunn was arraigned in Crawford County Circuit Court the following day and charged with three Class A felony counts of kidnapping, three Class B felony counts of criminal confinement, two Class D felony counts of criminal mischief, one Class B felony count of burglary, one Class B felony count of carjacking, one Class D felony count of residential entry and one Class D felony count of resisting law enforcement. Bond was set at $1 million full cash.
In Morgan County, Dunn was charged with kidnapping with intent to use a person as a hostage, armed robbery, burglary, carjacking by force, theft and being a habitual offender.
Dunn, according to press reports, pled guilty in Morgan County to burglary and to being an habitual offender. He was sentenced to 17 years on the burglary charge and 10 years on the habitual offender charge.