Friday, August 24, 2012
Suspects Charged In Armed Robbery, Home Invasion
Lawrenceburg Police Chief Judy Moore announced Friday that several individuals had been apprehended in connection with recent crimes that occurred inside the city, including an armed robbery and a home invasion.
The armed robbery took place around 5:00 a.m. on August 10, 2012 in 1100 block of Roberts Avenue.
The victim reported to police officers that he had been walking along the street when he was confronted by two men, one wielding a firearm. He told officers that one of the men struck him with some type of object. He said they forced him to remove part of his clothing, took his wallet and cell phone, then fled.
The home invasion was reported at 4:20 a.m. on August 20, 2012 at a home on Fourth Street. That victim reported he had awakened when his front door was kicked open.
He said a masked man entered, sprayed his eyes with mace, then struck him with a baseball bat. He reported the intruder stole some of his personal property before fleeing the scene.
During the ensuing investigations detectives with the department were able to link the crimes, identifying several common suspects.
Lawrenceburg residents Daniel Lee Byrd, 21, Eric Pulos, 23, and Timothy Lee Christian, 22, were arrested on one count of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and theft apiece in connection with the armed robbery.
They were jailed through the Lawrence County Detention Center under a bond of $101,000 each. The same charges were issued, and warrants obtained, against Adam Michael Hunt, age 19, of Lawrenceburg. Moore reports that charges will be sought against at least two additional suspects.
Charges related to the home invasion will also be sought against the six suspects, when evidence in both cases is presented to the Lawrence County Grand Jury.