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March 25, 2014

One suspect arrested in Dalton home invasion

A Rockmart man was charged last week with armed robbery of a residence for a home invasion in Dalton on Feb. 20.

Trintis Dewayne Hodges, 21, of 153 Sycamore Drive, was also charged with aggravated assault with a gun, first degree burglary and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony.

Police reported at the time that a handgun was fired before suspects fled with almost $3,000 in cash and the victims’ bank cards following the incident that happened shortly after midnight at an apartment at 2214 Raintree Way.

“The victims told investigators they were asleep in their bedroom when they heard their front door being kicked in,” a press release from the Dalton Police Department said. “One victim told investigators he went downstairs to check and that he was confronted by three black males wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts who demanded money. At least one of the suspects was armed with a silver handgun. One victim told investigators that after a brief struggle he fled to a neighboring apartment to call 911. He told investigators that as he ran from the apartment after confronting the three suspects he heard a gunshot behind him. Nobody was injured.”  

Money was demanded from a female, her purse was stolen with some $2,800 in cash, and the victims’ bank cards were taken, the press release said.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Jason Thompson at (706) 278-9085, ext. 174.

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