May 6, 2013

Police: Man stole meat from home of homicide victim

Robert McGuire faces drug charges

by Caitlin Huston

LOGANSPORT — A 54-year-old Logansport man was arrested Sunday after police say he stole meat from the home of a homicide victim.

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call on West 275 North, where a man was seen pushing a bicycle away from the home. Robert McGuire was later arrested and found with a bag of 10 to 15 pounds of frozen meat, according to Deputy Gary Armstrong.

Armstrong said the burglarized home formerly was the home of 76-year-old Dave Schroder, who was reportedly shot to death in September 2011. His neighbor, Loren Fry, awaits trial on a murder charge in the case.

Armstrong said a man contacted police after seeing the door to the barn was open and had a bicycle next to it.

“At that point, the house hadn’t been entered in,” Armstrong said.

A man was later seen leaving the home with his bicycle and a bag, which Armstrong said contained frozen meat.

McGuire faces charges of burglary, possession of methampethamine, possession of paraphernalia and theft.

The drug charges result from less than 3 grams of meth that were found on his person, Armstrong said.

McGuire remains in the Cass County Jail, with a hold on his bail from Howard County.

Caitlin Huston is a staff reporter of the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5148 or