January 12, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Home Invasion Robbery Suspects Charged

Three Springfield men have been charged with 1st Degree Robbery regarding a home invasion style robbery that occurred Sunday morning.

Nathaniel Duke, DeAngelo Heard and Tyrine Starks (all of Springfield) have been charged by the Greene County Prosecutor after they forced their way into a residence in the 1500 Block of E. Blaine just before 2:30 a.m. During the robbery the trio demanded money, video games and stole a handgun. They also took nearly a pound of marijuana from the victims of the robbery. None of the three occupants in the home were seriously injured during the robbery.

As the robbery unfolded one of the victims was able to call 911.  Police arrived as the robbery was in progress and were able to arrest the suspects as they exited from the house. Two of the suspects were arrested after a short foot pursuit (Starks and Heard), while Duke was arrested in the victim’s backyard.

Police are continuing their investigation.

SPD Case Number: 10-1156
Media Contact: Major Kevin Routh, phone: 417-864-1754
Release authorized by: Major Kevin Routh

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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