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Anchorage Police Department
Sunday April 6th, 2014 :: 02:44 p.m. AKDT

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Suspects Captured in Attempted Home Invasion Robbery; Residents Charged with Child Neglect

On 4/6/14, around 4:43 AM, Anchorage Police were called to the 3200 block of Penland Parkway in response to a home invasion robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that at least two armed individuals had forced themselves into the residence after kicking the door and breaking it from its hinges. The suspects confronted the occupants and demanded that the residents “get down”. One of the robbers struck a resident multiple times, causing non-life-threatening injuries to his head. The residents fought back and were able to successfully relieve one of the robbers of his weapon, causing the robbers to retreat from the residence.

Anchorage Police stopped a suspicious vehicle a short distance from the residence and ultimately identified the occupants of the vehicle as suspects in the attempted home invasion robbery. The suspects have been identified and charged as follows:

Chantel L. Rushing, age 21, and Jacobi Stephens, age 22, have both been charged with one count each of Robbery, Burglary, and Assault 3.

Demitri Scott, age 21, and James Griffin, age 23, have both been charged with one count each of Robbery and Burglary, along with 3 counts each of Assault 3.

All four suspects have been remanded to the Anchorage Jail.

Additionally, the victims of the home invasion robbery, identified as 25-year-old Amanda Loyd and 24-year-old Jonah Robinson, have each been charged with Child Neglect due to placing a 3 ½-year-old child, who was inside the residence at the time of the robbery, in danger. Both Loyd and Robinson disclosed that they had been growing and selling marijuana from the residence, and had recently conducted a transaction with the robbery suspects. The Child Neglect charges stem from Loyd and Robinson exposing the child to dangerous circumstances and placing the child at risk due to their drug related activities and behavior.

Robinson was also charged with Malicious Destruction of Property after he kicked out a rear window of a police vehicle.

Both Loyd and Robinson were remanded to the Anchorage Jail. The child was released into the care of family members.

Case Number: 14-13884

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Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing. All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty by a court of law.

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Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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Dani Myren
Public Affairs Unit
dmyren@muni.org
907-786-8699

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