DOCS: Man kills husband, rapes wife in Greene County incident

GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A Greene County man wanted by Indiana State Police for questioning in a July 18 murder rape case will have charges filed against him July 28. Court documents state Jason Lee Caldwell, 35 of Solsberry, killed David Lamm with a .223 rifle and bound and raped Lamm’s wife. The incident prompted a statewide search for Jason Lee Caldwell and his brother Kevin.

Jason Lee Caldwell will face 9 preliminary charges:

  • Murder
  • Armed Robbery with a deadly weapon
  • Armed Robbery with a deadly weapon
  • Burglary with a deadly weapon.
  • Rape with a deadly weapon
  • Rape with a deadly weapon
  • Criminal Confinement with a deadly weapon
  • Criminal Confinement with a deadly weapon
  • Theft

Court documents state a neighbor to David Lamm found his wife lying naked and bound with rope and duct tape along the roadway on July 19. The victim told police she took Kevin Caldwell to his home, and would later meet with husband David. Court documents state Kevin and Jason Lee Caldwell had been working on the Lamm’s home.

When the victim arrived home from dropping off Kevin Caldwell, documents state, Jason Lee Caldwell was waiting at her home with a .45 caliber pistol. According to the victim’s statement, the victim asked Jason Lee Caldwell where her husband David was, to which Jason Caldwell replied: “David is gone,” read the document.

The witness told police Jason Caldwell bound her with rope and duct tape, forced her to eat marijuana and prescription pills and then raped her. Documents state Caldwell then took the victim’s debit card, guns from the Lamm’s home and a White Jeep Commander belonging to the Lamms’.

The incident prompted Indiana State Police to issue a statewide alert seeking Jason Caldwell and brother Kevin for questioning in the case; noting the Caldwells would have been the last people to see David Lamm alive. After learning of the crime, Kevin Caldwell reached out to police and turned himself in, court documents state.

When Police interviewed Kevin about his involvement, he explained to police he was innocent. Kevin was arrested and lodged in the Greene County jail on an unrelated outstanding warrant.

On July 21, and Indianapolis Metro Police Officers found a vehicle at a hotel in Indianapolis matching the description of the vehicle allegedly stolen by Jason Lee Caldwell. IMPD found Jason Caldwell at the motel and detained him for questioning; troopers transported him back to Greene County on an outstanding warrant.

Once returned to Greene County, Indiana State Police detectives questioned Jason Lee Caldwell on his possible involvement in the crime.

Caldwell admitted to police he shot David Lamm in the face while Lamm was in his vehicle. Caldwell then admitted to police he pulled Lamm’s body from the vehicle and dragged his body to an abandoned area on the Lamm property.

Court documents state Jason Caldwell then took Lamm’s wallet, vehicle keys and a gun that David Lamm had on his person. Caldwell admitted to Indiana State Police detectives the robbery of David Lamm was ‘premeditated.’

Jason Caldwell admitted to investigators he waited for his rape victim to arrive back to the Lamm residence. When the victim arrived, Caldwell told police, he raped her and took her debit card. He explained to investigators he did not kill his rape victim because, ‘he began to feel bad about what he had done,’ court documents stated.

Jason Caldwell is set to appear in Greene County Court Monday, July 28.

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