HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Monday morning's home invasion is all about guns, drugs, and money. Sheriff Troy Peterson is actually calling it a botched home invasion, because it turns out the suspects broke into the wrong home.
Investigators tell WLOX News Now the home that was targeted, the one with drugs and money inside, was locked. So the suspects went to another house nearby. What they didn't count on was running into a woman feeding her horses. The woman noticed something suspicious about her back door, and confronted two of the suspects inside her home.
Chief Deputy Ron Pullen said the woman grabbed her gun and released her dog after the fleeing suspects. While they were running, the victim told investigators the suspects started shooting at her and the dog.
The woman was not hit, but the dog was struck three times. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment, but there's no word on the pet's condition.
Deputies spent about an hour searching for the suspects, and arrested two men: Adam Lee Kennedy, and Jonathan Hunter Wesley, both 20. They're charged with home invasion, aggravated assault, and felony animal cruelty.
After those initial arrests, deputies obtained a warrant to search the house originally targeted by the group. Inside, the sheriff said his deputies found drugs and money. They then went to the home of a 17-year-old linked to this case and found drugs and guns.
Austin James Parker, 19, was arrested on a felony charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to distribute, Cocaine HCL. The 17-year-old was found with Cocaine, Alprazolam, and LSD. The juvenile is being held by the Harrison County Juvenile Court System pending an initial hearing.
Daniel Chance Fisher, 22, and Conner Obrien Johnson, 19, were arrested and charged with Hindering Prosecution.
The final suspect, 19-year-old Harley Beech, was taken into custody Monday night after turning himself in to family members.