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Home invasion suspects appear in court

By Bonney Bowman 8:15 PM April 7, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

Three of the four people arrested in connection with an armed home invasion in East Anchorage appeared in court Monday.

Twenty-three-year-old James Griffin, 21-year-old Demitri Scott and 22-year-old Jacobi Stephens all face felony robbery and burglary charges.

The fourth defendant, 21-year-old Chantel Rushing, had her appearance delayed because she was being combative.

Charging documents show Griffin and Scott broke into a home at the Penland Mobile Home Park just before 5 a.m. Sunday, armed with a gun.

Resident Amanda Loyd, 25, said she was able to wrestle the gun away from Griffin, charging documents say. Jonah Robinson, 24, was also in the home. Griffin and Scott then fled.

Police later caught them in a traffic stop, along with Stephens and Rushing.

Loyd and Robinson were also arrested for child endangerment. Court documents show there was a 3-year-old in the home where they were growing pot. Robinson told police he sells between one to two ounces of marijuana a month and had sold pot to Scott and Stephens before.

The documents say the robbery may have been motivated by money the robbers believed was in the home. Loyd told police Robinson had recently received a settlement from an auto accident and she believed the suspects knew of the money.

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