Three Men Police Believe Are Responsible For Home Invasion Have Been Arrested

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

Police say the men responsible for a violent home invasion are now behind bars.

It happened over the weekend in Jackson County.

Police say 74-year old Roy Durham was tied up, held hostage, threatened and robbed.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Fee says 18 year old Larry Daniel Johnson, 20 year-old Ronald Witt and 21 year old Adam Tudor are the ones responsible for the home invasion.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Fee calls the three men a “Den of thieves.”

“But there little den has been busted,” Sheriff Fee said.

Sheriff's deputies and state police rounded up the alleged thieves and charged all three with 1st degree robbery and 1st degree burglary;

Fee says the men broke into Roy Durham's sand gap home on Lower Dry Fork Road on Saturday and held him hostage at gunpoint for nearly three hours.

Sheriff Fee says the men took turns holding Durham at gunpoint, but they also had time to eat.

“Yeah they took time out to eat a little bit. Which that is common in that area what we have been working. They eat where ever they go it seems like,” Sheriff Fee said.

Police say one of the men, 20 year-old Ronald Witt, already confessed.

“Interviewed him and upon my interview got a confession and we took it from there,” Sheriff Fee said.

Fee says Witt and Tudor could face additional charges in relation to a string of burglaries around the area, “Some of these guys that we have arrested for the home invasion is going to be charged for burglaries as well.”

Fee says Korey Johnson and Tommy Lakes of Sand Gap are also facing charges in connection with other burglaries.

Fee says Witt, Johnson, and Tudor are also charged with tampering with evidence, unlawful imprisonment, and theft.

All three have a 100 hundred thousand dollar cash bond.

The suspects are in the Jackson County Jail.

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