Suspect arrested on murder charge after welfare check

Anthony W. Carter. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

Bartholomew County deputies have arrested a man on a murder charge after a woman’s body was found in a home Sunday.

According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to check on the welfare of a woman at about 5:28 a.m. Sunday morning at a home in the 500 block of East County Road 650S. After no one answered at the home, a search warrant was issued and deputies discovered 40-year-old Ashley E. Neville dead inside, according to the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office.

A report came in that a man was hiding in the woods near the 650S home and after the area was cordoned off and a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department police dog was brought to the scene, 49-year-old Anthony W. Carter of Indianapolis was taken into custody without further incident.

Carter was arrested on a charge of murder as well as an outstanding warrant from another county.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, an abandoned suspicious vehicle in a field in the 2000 block of East County Road 800S was also connected to the home.