Seymour man shot in apartment; one arrested, two other suspects sought

Seymour man shot in apartment; one arrested, two other suspects sought


A North Vernon woman has been arrested and charged with armed robbery for her involvement in a downtown homicide early Thursday morning.

According to Police Chief Bill Abbott Andrea M. Hollin, 25,  of North Vernon has been arrested.

Daniel Combs
Jessica Jarrell


Gilbert Engle, 42, Seymour was found shot and killed in the 200 block of North Chestnut Street.

Police say two other suspects involved are still being sought by police — 32-year-old Daniel Combs and 21-year-old Jessica Jarrell, both of North Vernon.

The couple is possibly driving a stolen blue PT Cruiser with the license plate 802LWP and are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who has information should call police at (812) 522-1234.

Engle  was found dead by his roommate around 5:45 a.m.

“There were some life-saving measures taken initially, once the ambulance and everyone responded it was determined he was deceased,” Abbott added.

The man’s name is not being released pending notification of relatives.

Police believe the victim was robbed of cash and those involved left the area in a stolen 2006 dark blue metallic PT Cruiser with black after-market rims and the license plate 802LWP, which was the scene at the 200 block of North Chestnut Street. They were last seen in the Columbus area.

Combs and Jarrell were talking about getting rid of the PT Cruiser when the one witness left them in Columbus. So it is possible they aren’t still in that car, Abbott added.

The vehicle is registered to Amanda Grajales of North Vernon who witnessed the shooting.

Police say there were five people in the apartment at the time of the incident.

Investigators believe marijuana and methamphetamine may have been a factor in the crime.

Police say two people inside the apartment complex left, heard gunshots, and then saw Combs and Jarrell come out with a handgun.

Both suspects have criminal histories. Combs criminal history includes convictions for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Jarrell has been convicted of battery of a police officer and resisting arrest.