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Home invasion, kidnapping reported in Houston

WARNER ROBINS — A home invasion late Sunday that may have included the alleged kidnapping of a woman who arrived at the residence to “do a strip-tease dance” is under investigation by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

Two armed men forced their way into an apartment at 916 Corder Road at 11:15 p.m. searching for “ice,” a common name for methamphetamine, according to a Houston County sheriff’s report.

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 also are investigating a 911 call received at 3:45 a.m. Monday 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 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 report said.

The woman said one of the men got in her Jeep with her and that they rode around, with the other man following in a silver car, possibly a Nissan Sentra, with a woman inside.

The men later released the woman “into the custody” of the other woman and the two went to a “drug house” before she was “eventually allowed” to call her sister for a ride from the other woman’s Bonaire home, according to the report.

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 at the apartment also looking for “ice” while the men where there and the woman left with the men, the report stated.

“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.

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