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UPDATE: Suspects identified, charged in Ridgedale home invasion

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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 10:08 am | Updated: 12:24 pm, Mon Dec 31, 2012.

Taney County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and a woman Saturday morning following an armed home invasion in the Ridgedale area Friday evening, Dec. 28.

According to a statement from Sheriff Jimmie Russell, dispatchers received an emergency 911 call at approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday from the homeowner.

Russell said the three suspects forced their way into the home, assaulted the homeowners and stole firearms and the homeowners’ truck.

Deputies were called a short time later to a call of a truck off the road on Carlton Road, in Ridgedale.

The truck at the scene was the stolen vehicle and several weapons were found inside.

The suspects have been identified as Jonathan D. Hill, 36, of Forsyth, James W. Wiklund, 37, of Branson, and Terri L. Woods, 45, of Branson.

Hill has an outstanding warrant for resisting arrest in an unrelated incident.

The suspects fled the area on foot, according to Russell.

County and state law enforcement officers searched the area Friday night and located the suspects Saturday morning at approximately 7:18.

Deputies remained in the area over night because the suspects were believed to have been armed, according to the press release.

The suspects were taken into custody without incident in the woods near the intersection of Missouri 265 and U.S. 65, Russell said.

All three are currently facing charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree assault, armed criminal action, first-degree robbery, first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and two counts of felonious restraint.

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1 comment:

  • sprite85 posted at 2:00 pm on Sat, Dec 29, 2012.

    sprite85 Posts: 1

    I'm glad they found these guys. My parents were the ones who got broken into and they beat my dad to a pulp! If I ever see this John guy I will spit in his face. But they are missing a suspect. There was a meaner one involved and he must still be out there! Be careful.