Five young adults from Forsyth County remained in custody Wednesday after four of them reportedly invaded the home of the fifth in what authorities described as a drug-related crime Friday night.
The four have each been charged with robbery and burglary, while the man whose basement they entered faces several drug possession charges.
The suspects in the home invasion include: Joseph Thomas Callahan, 20; Troy William Lester, 18; and Alexandria Katlyn Kintz and Cody Patrick O’Donnell, both 21.
Callahan also faces charges of false imprisonment, battery and simple battery.
Hammond Stanley Fenner, 20, has been charged with possession of heroin, marijuana, oxycodone, alprazolam, methadone, lorazepam, suboxone and drug paraphernalia.
Bond has been set for all of those facing charges. Fenner’s bond is $68,970, while bond for Callahan is $54,320. Kintz, Lester and O’Donnell each face a bond of $38,720.
The controlled substances will be sent to the state lab for testing and identification, said Doug Rainwater with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Rainwater, the agency is confident that all five suspects knew each other.
“The persons who were arrested that came to this house knew exactly what they were trying to get,” he said, “and we believe [it was] cash and drugs.”
Fenner was booked into the Forsyth County Detention Center on Saturday, the same day as his alleged attackers, as a result of the information gathered during the investigation, Rainwater said.
Deputies were summoned to the home on Cambridge Hills Road after one of Fenner’s family members heard screams coming from the basement.
Two family members went downstairs and saw four people wearing masks fighting Fenner, including one hitting him with an object, according to a report of the incident.
The four fled after a brief encounter with the family members, but first grabbed “all they could,” according to Fenner’s statement in the incident report.
“One suspect tackled him to the ground and yelled at the others ‘Get the cake,’” the report stated. “Mr. Fenner explained that he believed the suspects knew he had money.”
The report also states that deputies noticed “an overwhelming odor of raw marijuana” as they walked into the basement.