Crime

3rd suspect in violent Rock Hill home invasion jailed

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Howze Rock Hill Police

The third and final suspect in a Rock Hill home invasion last November was arrested this weekend in Lancaster County, according to Rock Hill Police.

Keon Jamal Howze was charged with two counts each of kidnapping and pointing a firearm and one count each of first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm during a violent crime and criminal conspiracy, according to Mark Bollinger, a Rock Hill Police spokesman.

Howze is expected in a bond hearing this afternoon.

A man and woman reported that three men kicked in the front door of their Favorwood Drive home in the early hours of Nov. 24, 2014, according to previous reports. The woman reportedly has a child in common with one of the suspects.

One of the suspects was armed with a shotgun and ordered the victims to the ground, police said. The suspects reportedly told the victims they would be killed if they moved. They then ransacked the home.

While this happened, the victims were able to run away from the home and call police. The suspects were gone by the time police arrived.

Javarus Hayden and Antroyne Barnette were arrested two days after the burglary and charged with two counts of pointing and presenting a firearm, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, criminal conspiracy and first-degree burglary.

Hayden was also wanted out of Lancaster County for attempted murder, according to previous reports.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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