Armed Robbery allegation results in two arrests

From Greensburg City Police Chief Mike McNealy

Greensburg, IN – On September 18, 2022 at approximately 10:27 p.m. Greensburg Police
Officer Austin Gross responded to the 2100 block of North Fleetwood Drive in reference to an
armed robbery. While on scene Officer Gross learned that two male subjects entered a
residence armed with a crowbar. Once inside the residence the two males demanded
electronics, cash, cellular phones and firearms.
The victims were able to give detailed descriptions of the two male suspects. Officers from the
Greensburg Police Department began searching the area to try and locate the suspects. Sergeant
Eric Lusk of the Greensburg Police Department was able to locate a male in the area that
matched the description of one of the suspects.
Dalton Lee Preston (19) of Greensburg, was found to be in possession of many of the items
that were listed as stolen. Preston was arrested and charged with an allegation involving Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, a Level 3 Felony.
Detectives with the Greensburg Police Department continued investigating the case and the
second suspect was arrested at 2:25 p.m. on September 19, 2022.
Jacob Dalton Gates (18) of Greensburg, was found in possession of many of the remaining
items that were listed as stolen. Gates was arrested on a charge involving an allegation of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, a Level 3 Felony.
The Greensburg Police Department would like to thank the Decatur County Sheriff’s
Department, Decatur County Central Dispatch, Decatur County Prosecutor’s Office and
Walmart for their help in this case.
Under law, criminal charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent
unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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