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by Carrie C. Causey
YOUNGSVILLE — Two men were apprehended after a home invasion on Cureton Drive, Youngsville, May 18 just after midnight.
Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home after the resident said two men burst into his house. He was hit with a pistol and robbed of $1,000 in cash.
Three suspects reportedly left in a black Dodge hatchback.
Youngsville Officer A. Edwards was driving nearby when he saw the car going north on U.S. 1-A at “an excessively high rate of speed and not maintaining lane control,” according to his report. He estimated the car was traveling 60-70 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone.
When Edwards heard the call go out about the home invasion with the suspect car matching the description of the one he’d seen, he turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle. However, the driver of the Dodge allegedly accelerated.
A Sheriff’s deputy also attempted to stop the car during the chase by trying to intercept it. However, the Dodge turned onto Bert Winston Road.
The suspects were apprehended when the car stopped at a stop sign at Bert Winston and Hicks roads.
Sheriff’s deputies took custody of Terrell Fredrick Rodgers, 20, 32 Edge Way, Kittrell, and Delvon Stringfellow, 19, 2405 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Md. During a search, the stolen cash was recovered.
Rodgers and Stringfellow were each charged with felony robbery, two counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury, larceny and possession of stolen property. They were each taken to jail on a $520,000 bond.
There was a third person in the car, it was unknown at press time if he was charged.