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Man Arrested for Overnight Home Invasion on Humphreys Street; Second Suspect Being Sought


October 8, 2013


Alert police work overnight by South Precinct Flex Officer Josh Hargrave led to the identification of two men suspected of taking part in Monday night’s home invasion robbery on Humphreys Street.  
One of the suspects, Jacquese Allen, 20, is now jailed on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, use of a gun in the commission of a dangerous felony and theft.  A second man, Tyis Crutcher, 21, of Brick Church Pike, is being sought on the same charges.  Crutcher, a convicted home burglar who received a three-year probated sentence in 2011, is last known to have lived in the 3200 block of Brick Church Pike.  Efforts continue to locate him.
Allen and Crutcher are accused of kicking in the door of a Humphreys Street apartment at 11:40 p.m. Monday.  Two female residents in their early 20s who had recently moved in were held for about 30 minutes at gunpoint while the suspects searched the residence for drugs (the women speculated the suspects were looking for the prior occupants).  The suspects wound up taking a flat screen television and laptop computer before fleeing.  One of the victims went outside as the suspects left and saw them drive away in a dark colored Nissan sedan.
Minutes later, Officer Hargrave spotted a car matching the description of the getaway vehicle pull behind the Dollar General Store at 78 Lafayette Street.  Officer Hargrave initiated a stop.  As he did, two passengers (one of whom is alleged to have been Crutcher) bailed from the vehicle.  Allen, who was driving, stayed put.  Allen confessed to his involvement in the crime during an interview with Detective Rick Heiman.  Recovered from the Nissan were the victims’ television and computer as well as two pistols, one of which was reported stolen during a car burglary in June.
Allen is being held in lieu of $157,000 bond.
Anyone seeing Crutcher or knowing his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at  A cash reward is available.


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