Two men were arrested this week for an Oct. 30 home invasion and armed robbery in Ludowici; one of them also is a suspect in a Dec. 7 break-in. Two other suspects in the Oct. 30 incident are still on the loose and one is considered armed and dangerous.
Ludowici Police Department Investigator Diannia Duncan said Casey Williams, 18, and Shamarcus Smiley, 18, are in custody.
Duncan said that around 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, four men reportedly knocked on the door of a Cottage Street home where an elderly man lived with his wife. The man, who had been in the living room, went to the door and asked who was outside. A man identified himself, by name, as the couple’s son.
Duncan said the homeowner unlocked his door and four men wearing bandannas over their faces ran into the house. At least one suspect was carrying an automatic weapon.
The suspects took a Sony Play Station 3, a Bluetooth ear piece, several games and $20 in cash, Duncan said.
The victims said one masked man asked another, “We gonna tie them up?” But another suspect said, “No, let’s go.”
After investigating, Duncan said, warrants were filed and Williams and Smiley were arrested. Williams has been charged with armed robbery, burglary, unlawful use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and false imprisonment. Duncan said Smiley has been charged only with armed robbery at this time.
Duncan said the department is still looking for Derrick Davis, 17, and a fourth known suspect whose name has not been released because the investigation is still open.
Davis is also a suspect in the Dec. 7 Arnold Drive home invasion and burglary.
Duncan said Davis is believed to be armed and should be considered dangerous.
Anyone with information about the case or Davis’s whereabouts should call the Ludowici Police Department at 545-9472 or the Long County Sheriff’s Office at 545-2118.