Home Invasion Ends with Gunfire, Arrests | Crime

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Home Invasion Ends with Gunfire, Arrests
Home Invasion Ends with Gunfire, Arrests

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Three males were captured after exchanging gunfire with one resident and hiding in the home of another.

According to St. Johns County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Kelshaw, the incident began at 2:45 a.m. today at a home on S. Clay Street in West Augustine.

The homeowner told deputies he heard a noise and went to investigate when he was met by a male with a shotgun.

The suspect ordered the victim to the ground, but the victim took off running, when the suspect fired one shot, missing the victim, who proceeded to run to a neighbor's house and get a gun.

When he returned to his home, he reported seeing the three suspects running though a nearby yard, and he gave chase.

He said they each fired shots during the chase, but nobody was hit.

After the suspects got away, the victim returned home and called the sheriff's office.

Deputies tracked the suspects to an area on W. 12th Street, where a witness said they may have gone into a home.

The deputies reported seeing someone peeking out of a window in the home, and when they asked a female at the home if anyone else was there, she replied there was not and allowed the deputies to search.

The three suspects were in a rear bedroom, Kelshaw indicated, and were arrested with no further incident.

Willie Remare Powell Jr., 21, Floyd Latavius Hall, 20, and Myron Lorenzo Tobler Jr., 20, all face a charge of attempted home invasion robbery with a firearm.

Kelshaw said they will all face other charges as well, but those have not yet been posted to the St. Johns County website.


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