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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  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2009 at 05:47 PM
    they should never live to see 70.. thats what is wrong with people today,, they get buy with to much
  • by j on Jan 14, 2009 at 04:36 PM
    Little punks, I'm sure they'd make a mother proud. NOT!! Prison life isn't easy on those who have committed crimes against children and the elderly. I'm sure they'll soon find that out.
  • by tired Location: KY on Jan 14, 2009 at 06:30 AM
    Well done Sheriff and Deputies! Hope the Commonwealth does its part now.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2009 at 06:21 AM
    Home invasions are starting to be a common thing. I think they should should get at least 20 or 30 years.
  • by alexis Location: neon on Jan 14, 2009 at 06:18 AM
    its sad what people will do for money
  • by pikeville Location: pikeville on Jan 14, 2009 at 05:01 AM
    Someday these boys will be in their 70's and they might be paid back then...
  • by c.c Location: ky on Jan 13, 2009 at 09:18 PM
    real comforting, knowing they are in the jackson county jail. how long do you think it will be before they break out like the last 2 times when three people broke out of that place. better put barney on high alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by mom Location: harlan on Jan 13, 2009 at 08:00 PM
    Those men or boys....need some serious jail time...Hopefully justice will be served!

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