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Armed Home Robbery Ends with Residents Arrested Alongside Robbers

By Shannon Riddle, Weekend Digital Producer
Published On: Apr 06 2014 03:12:00 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE -

After an armed home invasion early Sunday morning, police have arrested four suspects, as well as the home’s residents.

According to a release from APD, around 4:43 a.m., police received a call of a home invasion robbery by two armed men at a residence in the Penland Parkway trailer park. Officers arriving on scene found the home’s front door kicked in, broken off its hinges.

The couple living at the residence told police two men had entered the home and demanded they “get down.” One of the suspects reportedly struck the male resident, 24-year-old Jonah Robinson, repeatedly, causing non-life threatening injuries to his head. During the confrontation, Robinson and the other resident, 25-year-old Amanda Loyd, fought back and managed to wrest a weapon from one of the robbers, and forced them out of the home.

Police say they located a suspicious vehicle near the residence, and determined the two suspects from the robbery were occupants of the vehicle, and charged two others in the vehicle as accomplices to the robbery.

Those arrested in conjunction with the robbery and burglary charges, as well as assault charges, were Chantel L. Rushing, 21, Jacobi Stephens, 22, Demitri Scott, 21, and James Griffin, 23.

Investigation into the incident revealed that the suspects were known to the home’s residents, who disclosed they had been growing and selling marijuana from the home, and had the night before concluded a sale with the suspects. Police subsequently charged Loyd and Robinson with child neglect for exposing their 3-year-old child to “dangerous circumstances and placing the child at risk due to their drug related activities and behavior.”

APD Spokewoman Dani Myren noted that Robinson was also charged with Malicious Destruction of Property after he reportedly kicked out the rear window of a police vehicle.

The 3-year-old child was released into the custody of family members, and all six adults arrested at the scene were remanded to the Anchorage Jail.