Bonaire man arrested in weekend home invasion

WARNER ROBINS — An arrest has been made in Sunday night’s home invasion that included the kidnapping of a woman who was in the wrong place at the wrong time to “do a strip-tease dance.”

Hubert Allen Rudd, 23, of Bonaire, has been charged with criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Houston County sheriff’s Sgt. Al Elvins said Wednesday.

Authorities are looking for a second man involved in the home invasion, Elvins said.

Rudd and the other man are accused of brandishing handguns and forcing their way into an apartment at 916 Corder Road at 11:15 p.m. in search of “ice” or “yellow,” common street names for methamphetamine, according to Elvins and the sheriff’s incident report.

The residents told authorities they didn’t know anything about any “ice” and that the men searched through the apartment. While the home invasion was in progress, a woman came to the apartment to “do a strip-tease dance,” according to the report.

The residents may have thought the woman was in on the home invasion because of the proximity of her arrival, although one of men who forced his way into the apartment placed her in a closet, Elvins said.

Rudd is accused of striking one of the residents, which required stitches to his face, Elvins said.

Finding no drugs or cash, the men left. But not without the other man forcing the woman into her Jeep and to ride around with him, Elvins said. Rudd followed in silver car, possibly a Nissan Sentra, with two other women inside, Elvins said. At some point, one of the women got into the Jeep with the victim and the other man, the investigator said.

The victim was eventually placed in the custody of one of the two women, and she and the victim went to a “drug house” and then returned to the woman’s Bonaire home, Elvins said. The victim was eventually released and allowed to call for a ride, he said.

While a bizarre story, it is not unusual for a victim to go along with captors in an attempt to win freedom, Elvins said.

The victim was not involved in the home invasion but showed up at the wrong place at the wrong time, the investigator said.

Rudd was being held Wednesday without bond at the Houston County jail.

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