GPD apprehends four home invasion suspects

STAFF REPORT :::

The Griffin Police Department on Thursday apprehended four suspects after receiving a report of a home invasion in progress.

According to a press release issued by the GPD, personnel of the Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 1:09 p.m., with officers both making contact with the victim and saturating the area.

Officials say officers spotted the suspects fleeing the area of the Powers Court subdivision.

Officers of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Special Investigation Unit (SIU), K9 officers of the C.A.G.E. Unit and deputies of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the immediate area to assist in the apprehension of the alleged perpetrators.

The K9s were activated in the area and tracked two suspects in thick brush between area subdivisions.

A third suspect was apprehended by CID investigators while waiting in what has been described as a “getaway vehicle” at the end of Petticoat Lane.

Investigators contacted a fourth suspect late Thursday evening. That suspect agreed to come to GPD headquarters, where they were arrested and charged in this incident.

Kendrell Bryon Joseph,, of Griffin, Ericka Nada Thomas, of McDonough and two juveniles were arrested in connection to this home invasion.

Authorities say the circumstances of the case resulted in the juveniles being charged as adults.

The GPD reports physical evidence, including a stolen handgun allegedly used in the incident, have been recovered.

Additional charges are pending in this ongoing investigation.

 

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