The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

September 26, 2013

UPDATE: Sheriff names 4 arrested in home invasion

By Jean Cole
jean@athensnews-courier.com

— Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and two women in connection with an early-morning home invasion Thursday on Segers Road next to the Old Cobblestone subdivision.Limestone Sheriff Mike Blakely and investigators have released the names of the other three suspects involved in a home invasion early Thursday on Segers Road. One suspect, Wendell Hyter Jr., 22, of 112 Joyce Drive, Hazel Green, had already been arrested.

The sheriff, his investigators and members of Huntsville Police Department arrested the remaining three about 5:30 p.m. Thursday at a residence on Flamingo Road in Huntsville. They include:

• Lamar Detrick Jones, 31, of 3516 Flamingo Road, Huntsville;

• Krissy Qu’ta Kendall, 20, of 2806 Coosa Circle, Huntsville;

• Auburn Renee Michelle Moore, 26, of 4009 Sewell Drive, Huntsville.

All four were charged with first-degree burglary and Jones was additionally charged with second-degree assault, Blakely said.

About 1:30 a.m. Thursday, two men entered the Segers Road home. One of the men, Hyter Jr., was armed with a gun and had a stocking over his face, the sheriff said. Blakely said there were six people in the home when the two men entered — the owner, owner’s son, a male friend, and three women. Blakely said the group was “having a party.”

“One of the assailants hit the owner’s friend in the head with a gun and hollered for everyone to get down on the floor,” Blakely said. “As he attempted to bind the man’s hands with flex cuffs (zip ties), the owner of the house began to hit him with pool sticks, and the guy with the gun ran off.”

The men in the house then struck the other assailant with pool sticks and broke a guitar over his head, the sheriff said. The second man fled to a nearby house hollering for help, Blakely said.

The owner of the home heard the man and found him outside. Blakely said the suspect was held at gunpoint until a deputy arrived.

Cocaine found

Limestone County sheriff’s officers and Huntsville Police Department did a consent search of the residence on Flamingo Road and found an approximate 8 ball (3.5 grams) of cocaine. Possible drug charges will be made by Huntsville Police Department.

“There is a possibility that all suspects may be indicted with additional charges when this case is presented to a Limestone County grand jury,” Blakely said.

The sheriff commended his staff that he said had worked tirelessly since 2 a.m. Thursday and apprehended all the suspects involved.

Blakely also expressed appreciation for the Huntsville Police Department for assisting the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office in the apprehension of the suspects.



— Reporter Lora Scripps contributed to this report.



 



Wendell Hyter Jr., 22, of 704 Old Railroad Bed Road in Harvest was arrested on first degree burglary charges and remains in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. The other man and two women were  captured in Huntsville and were being returned to Limestone County at press time.

Sheriff Mike Blakely said the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when two men entered a residence. One of the suspects was armed with a gun and had a stocking over his face, according to Blakely.

Blakely said there were six people in home at the time of the invasion — the owner, owner’s son, a male friend, and three women. Blakely said the group was “having a party” when the two men entered the residence.

“One of the assailants hit the owner’s friend in the head with a gun and hollered for everyone to get down on the floor,” Blakely said. “As he attempted to bind the man’s hands with flex cuffs (zip ties), the owner of the house began to hit him with pool sticks. The guy with the gun ran off.”

Blakely said the men then hit the other assailant with pool sticks and broke a guitar over his head. The second man fled to a nearby house hollering for help, according to Blakely.

The owner of the home heard the man and found him outside. Blakely said the suspect was held at gunpoint until a deputy arrived.

Deputies spent the morning attempting to locate the armed suspect. Blakely said they tracked him with prison dogs and a helicopter.

There was no immediate information available on where the man and two women were found.

Blakely said two of the men who were attacked went to Huntsville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.