A reported home invasion in Bonaire Saturday has raised questions for a veteran Houston County sheriff’s investigator.
“The whole thing is just odd,” said Lt. Jon Holland, head of investigations for the sheriff’s office.
Lychanja Wright and Evan Adams told authorities that they were inside the Maplewood Drive home when two intruders busted through the front door just before 11:30 a.m., according to a sheriff’s report. Neither one was hurt, though a shot was reportedly fired toward Adams but struck a TV.
The person who was armed grabbed a black bag, and both intruders ran off. The black bag reportedly belonged to a third person who was in the residence when the home invasion happened.
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Wright initially left out that a third person was in the home, telling the deputy that she had forgotten that. The third person, identified in the report as Chris Brown, is not a suspect, but authorities have talked with him, Holland said.
Holland said investigators are sifting through conflicting statements among those involved.
For now, investigators are treating the incident as a home invasion.
Reached by telephone, Wright was adamant that she and Adams, her boyfriend, were victims of a home invasion. She said she thinks the armed intruder wasn’t trying to fire at Adams, though, but may have fired a shot in reaction to when Adams moved.
She said the intruder had pointed the weapon at Brown, and she thinks he may have been the actual target.
In the shock of the moment, Wright said her mind went blank and she forgot that Brown was in the kitchen when she talked to a sheriff’s deputy soon after the intrusion.
According to the sheriff’s report, Wright told a sheriff’s deputy that the male intruder pointed a gun at Adams and said, “Give me what you got.”
Adams ran toward the back of the home, and the intruder fired toward him, striking a TV in the process, according to the report. The intruder then grabbed the black bag and ran out the door with the other person.
One suspect was described in the report as a thin black male with clean-cut, goatee-style facial hair. He was wearing black clothes and a black skull cap, armed with a black handgun.
The second person was described as a black female wearing a shirt pulled over her face. The shirt may have been red. She had a heavy build and her hair was in dreadlocks.