Tuesday, January 18, 2011

North Fayette Home Invasion Update

On January 12, 2011 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Fayetteville Police Department made two arrests in reference to a home invasion at a north Fayette County home. The incident took place when Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a home invasion in progress where an East Point Police Officer was held at gun point inside his home by two masked suspects.

On January 12, 2011 at approximately 10:08 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence located in north Fayette County when the victim, who is an East Point Police Officer called 911 and told the Fayette County dispatcher that two suspects wearing masks, displayed a gun and robbed him inside his home.

When Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the incident location they found the victim duct taped inside of his home with a minor injury to his forehead. The victim told Fayette County deputies at least two masked suspects forced their way into his home displaying a shotgun. The victim said that the two suspects then bound his hands and feet with duct tape where they proceeded to steal a flat screen television, a hand gun and numerous other electronic devices before fleeing the scene. After the suspects fled the scene the victim said he was able to gain access to telephone while still being duct taped where he called 911. The victim gave the Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies a physical description of the two suspects but was unable to provide them with any possible vehicle description.

At 10:19 PM a Fayetteville Police Officer who had been monitoring the home invasion call on the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office radio frequency was traveling on Hwy 54 near Burch Road when he observed a small passenger car driving at a high rate of speed with two occupants that matched the suspect description given by the victim of the home invasion. The vehicle attempted to elude the Fayetteville Police Officer where a short pursuit took place. The Fayetteville Police Department was able to stop the vehicle on Chase Drive in the City of Fayetteville. The Fayetteville Police Officer located items taken in the home invasion inside the vehicle along with the mask and shot gun which were used in the commission of the home invasion.

Fayette County Investigators have arrested Clifton Jerome Scott, 21, and Brandon Christopher Herston, 21, both being from Fayetteville and charged them with Armed Robbery, Burglary, False Imprisonment, Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime and Aggravated Assault. The Fayetteville Police Department has charged Scott with numerous traffic related offenses which occurred while operating the suspect vehicle. The two suspects are currently being held in the Fayette County Jail without bond.

The victim in this crime was treated and released by Fayette County EMS at the incident location.

If anyone has any additional information on this or similar incidents please notify Detective E. Harper at the Fayette County Sheriff Office 770-716-4763 / eharper@fayettecountyga.gov.

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