Konrath’s escape causes concern for PI involved in case

(WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It’s another twist in the case of the former Lafayette surgeon who allegedly plotted to kill his ex-wife — 49-year old Gregory Konrath is now on the run.

“We’re just involving other agencies in our attempt to locate where his whereabouts might be,” said Miami County Sheriff Timothy Miller.

In January, Konrath was sentenced on a guilty plea to stalking charges in Miami County, but his attempted murder charge was dropped. The Miami County man began in-home detention two weeks ago on April 14, after finishing his time in jail. He was sentenced to one year home detention and eight years probation.

However, on Tuesday evening Konrath was granted permission to leave his home and to travel to Lafayette to have his computer repaired. Miller said around 6 p.m. Konrath took off his tracking bracelet in the city, and hasn’t been seen since.

“I don’t know what he’s thinking at this time,” said Miller. “Obviously, he’s chosen to disregard the rules of the Community Corrections program he was placed on and left the area, we believe. So, right now, I’m not sure what his mindset might be.”

Although Miller says Konrath doesn’t appear to be an immediate threat, his escape concerns Private Investigator Dale Seward.

“From his conviction and the case filed up in Miami County, I would say he is certainly a cause for concern,” said Seward.

The PI said Konrath contacted him in August and asked him to help contact his ex-girlfriend. Seward notified the Miami County Sheriff’s Office after seeing a News 18 report about Konrath’s rearrest for attempting to contact his ex.

Seward believes his tip helped lead to the stalking conviction.

“It’s not far fetched for someone to take revenge if they have an ax to grind over a former situation, so that was my main concern,” said Seward. “That I might be one of a handful of people that he might seek revenge against.”

Miami County Prosecutor Bruce Embrey told WISH-TV’s sister station WLFI that Konrath faces another two years behind bars for cutting off his bracelet.

Embrey said he isn’t surprised about Konrath’s actions and believes he has fled the area, but Seward said he’s increased security around his business and his home, just in case.

“He’s shown in the past that he has the potential to do some kind of erratic things, and with someone like that you’ve got to be extra careful,” said Seward.

Konrath’s ex-wife, who was the target of that alleged plot, has been made aware of the situation.

Miller said Konrath’s vehicle is a silver 2013 Chevy Captiva, a mid-size SUV, with an Indiana license plate No. WJE795.

Anyone with information regarding Konrath’s whereabouts is asked to call their nearest law enforcement agency or the Miami County Sheriff’s Office at 765-473-5474.

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