Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Home Invasion in Evans - The Details
Columbia County authorities are investigating a report of a home invasion at 559 Blanchard Road in Evans that was reported Monday afternoon.
Here are the details directly from the incident report:
The complainant, 36-year-old Julie Pond, stated 4 to 5 black males entered her residence armed with handguns and rifles. She stated her husband, 33-year-old Thomas Combs was at the front door when the males entered the residence. She stated the males pointed their weapons at her husband and herself.
She stated 23-year-old Arthur Potter was asleep in his bedroom when the males entered the residence. She stated everyone inside was forced into the back bedroom at gun point. Once in the back bedroom everyone was ordered to lay on the ground. She stated the unknown black males then began removing telephones from the residence. She stated the males then advised everyone to remain on the floor until they left the residence.
Mr. Potter, victim number two, stated when the males left the residence he crawled over to the window attempting to view the registration plate on the vehicle. He stated he was unable to see their registration so he ran out of the house to the neighbors and called 911.
Mr. Combs, victim number three, stated he saw the males walking toward the front door of his residence. He stated as he approached the front door the males opened the door and ran in armed with handguns and riffles. He stated he and the other victims were then ordered to the back bedroom. He stated the males then removed all telephones from the residence and then removed items from inside the residence.
He stated after the males left Mr. Potter ran next door and called 911. It was undetermined what items and how many items the males took at the time of this report.
Upon my arrival I spoke with all victims involved. Written statements were obtained from all three victims. Criminal Investigations Division also responded to the scene at the time of the call. All written statements were turned over to Investigator Smith.