The Marion Police Department says they arrested two teenagers in the act of a home invasion early Tuesday, May 1. Officials say the pair threatened to kill the 93-year-old woman residing in the home.
At 3:15am Tuesday, officers responded to 845 Richmond Avenue for a report of armed assailants breaking into the residence of a 93-year-old woman. The call came in from an alarm company that was monitoring all audio within the home. Among the audio heard by the company, according to police, was that the suspects made threats to kill the woman and that they had tied her up.
Marion Police Lt. Mike Shade said officers surrounded the house and were able to keep in constant contact with the alarm company which enabled them to make a tactical approach. Two Marion teenagers, 16 and 17, were apprehended after officers rushed into the home.
“We are elated that this matter came to resolve without anybody getting seriously hurt,” stated Lt. Shade.
The names of the two suspects are not being immediately released due to being minors. Their names will be released once formal charges are filed by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
As of Tuesday morning, the two suspects are being held at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping.