Allen County Man Charged in Death of Three Relatives Had a Criminal History

Feb 20, 2018

Credit Sedgwick County Detention Center

The man arrested for a triple homicide in Allen County on Monday had a history of run-ins with the law. 

Edward Dilon Siddens is charged with three counts of murder, theft of an automobile, and violation of an emergency protective order. 

The bodies of his grandparents and an uncle were discovered just outside their home near Barren River Lake Monday morning. 

Seventy-three-year-old Jimmy Siddens, 72-year-old Helen Siddens, and their 41-year-old son Jimmy Siddens II had sustained gunshot wounds.

In August of last year, Helen Siddens took out an EPO against her grandson in Allen Circuit Court.  The protective order was still in effect at the time of the murders.

The 28-year-old Siddens also has a criminal record in Warren County.  According to court documents, he pleaded guilty in 2015 to wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.  The charges stemmed from a 2014 incident involving his grandparents. 

Siddens was arrested Monday night 16 hours away in Sedgwick, Colorado.  He is awaiting extradition to Kentucky.