Houston sheriff’s office trying to unravel reports of home invasion, kidnapping

WARNER ROBINS — The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of a home invasion and kidnapping over the weekend.

Two armed men forced their way into a Corder Road apartment late Sunday night looking for drugs, according to a Houston County sheriff’s incident report.

The men forced their way into the apartment at 916 Corder Road searching for “ice,” a common name for methamphetamine, the report said.

The residents said they didn’t know anything about any “ice,” and the men searched through the apartment, the report said.

One of the residents was struck in the face with a handgun and was transported to the Houston Medical Center for treatment.

Houston County sheriff’s Lt. Jon Holland said the resident suffered minor injuries to his face where he was struck.

No one else was injured, he said.

Authorities are also investigating a 911 call received at 3:45 a.m. from a woman who reported that she had been kidnapped from the same apartment while the home invasion took place, according to the incident report.

The woman said she had come to the apartment in order to “do a strip-tease dance” for the residents and that when she arrived, two men were going through the apartment looking for something.

The woman said one of the men got in her Jeep with her and that they rode around, including a stop at a “drug house” before she was later released, the report said. Her Jeep was later recovered.

However, those in the apartment at the time of the home invasion, which included residents and their friends, told authorities that a woman had shown up the apartment also looking for “ice” while the men where there and the woman left with the men.

“That’s the part we’re trying to unravel,” Holland said. “The whole thing is a bit odd.”

Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to contact Houston County sheriff’s Sgt. Al Elvins at 542-2085.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 923-3109, extension 243.