Patrick Lavern Baker, David Nathaniel Drain, Corey Lane Griffin, Marlena Diane Harkless, Kelly Annette Higgins, Ralph Thomas Ledford and Morlin Marquie Moore are all charged with two felony counts of armed robbery, two felony counts of burglary in the first degree, five felony counts of aggravated assault,three felony counts of fale imprisonment, two felony counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The incident happended in the early morning hours of March 7 at the residence located at 194 Deer Park Drive.
According to the indictments, the armed robbery charges are based on the defendants taking a GPS unit, necklaces and a cell phone from the victims with the use of a pistol. The burglary charges come from enterning the home with the intent to commit a crime.
The defendants are also accused of placing the three victims in danger of harm and in fear of their lives. Reports from Murray County Sheriff Gary Langford at the time of the incident indicated that one male victim had been struck about the head and pistol whipped during the incident.
The defendants are also charged with firing shots in the direction of two Murray County Sheriff Office deputies and of being in possession of a Kel-Tec .380 pistol and a 9 mm pistol.
A woman had escaped from the home and went to a neighbor’s home to notify authorities about the incident.
When deputies arrived on scene, the suspects had apparently just fled out the rear door of the home into a wooded area and when deputies began searching shots were fired in the direction of officers.
None of the officers were injured.