Jefferson County, Indiana (June 29, 2021) – Multiple arrests have been made as the result of an investigation into a shooting death that occurred on June 22, 2021, in Dupont, Indiana.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police and the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s office began the investigation in the early morning hours of June 22, 2021, when a 9-1-1 call came in alleging shots had been fired at a residence.

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According to the probable cause affidavit, multiple individuals alleged to be involved in criminal gang activity went to the property in Dupont with the alleged intent to beat up a man and take his personal property. Brewer, Faulkner, Fletcher, Karnuth and Lindner were armed with multiple weapons when they entered the property in search of the man. Shots were exchanged, and a bullet struck one of the individuals in the group during the incident. The deceased has been identified as Dustin Lindner (35) of Georgetown, Kentucky. Next of kin have been notified.

In all, five people have been arrested and charged in conjunction with the shooting and are in police custody, including:

Jason W. Brewer, DOB 12/25/86
∙ Murder
∙ Attempted Murder, a Level 1 felony
∙ Attempted Burglary, a Level 2 felony
∙ Attempted Robbery, a Level 2 felony
∙ Obstruction of Justice, a Level 6 felony
∙ Criminal Gang Enhancement
Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office
David R. Sutter, Prosecutor
315 ½ E Second St. Madison, IN 47250
812.265.8932

Gary Fletcher, DOB 09/09/80
∙ Murder
∙ Attempted Murder, a Level 1 felony
∙ Attempted Burglary, a Level 2 felony
∙ Attempted Robbery, a Level 2 felony
∙ Obstruction of Justice, a Level 6 felony
∙ Criminal Gang Enhancement

David K. Faulkner, DOB 10/25/68
∙ Murder
∙ Attempted Burglary, a Level 2 felony
∙ Attempted Robbery, a Level 2 felony
∙ Criminal Gang Enhancement

Michael Karnuth, DOB 01/04/89
∙ Murder
∙ Attempted Burglary, a Level 2 felony
∙ Attempted Robbery, a Level 2 felony
∙ Obstruction of Justice, a Level 6 felony
∙ Criminal Gang Enhancement

Jordan Lowe, DOB 5/16/95
∙ Assisting a Criminal, a Level 5 felony
∙ Obstruction of Justice, a Level 6 felony
∙ Criminal Gang Enhancement

The arrestees are suspected members of the motorcycle clubs “The Pagans” and “The Warlocks” and were allegedly upset that the victim had patches and tattoos of those clubs but was not a member.

The suspects charged and arrested in this case remain incarcerated pending an initial hearing.

Indiana State Police Detective Nate Adams is the lead investigator in this case and has been assisted by multiple agencies, including the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, the Rising Sun Police Department, the North Vernon Police Department, the Hamilton County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Department, the Butler County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Department and the Cincinnati Fugitive Task Force.


ALL CHARGES FILED IN THIS CASE ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNLESS AND UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.