GOSHEN — Two men arrested in connection with a home invasion in Elkhart appeared for their initial hearing at the Elkhart Circuit Court Thursday, April 24.
Marquise Curry, 24, and Devon Davis, 21, are both charged with robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and burglary of a dwelling.
The two men are accused of breaking into a home at 20 East Apartments in the early morning of April 12.
According to the probable cause affidavit for Davis and Curry's arrest, officers from the Elkhart Police Department were called to the apartment complex shortly after the break-in.
Victims and witnesses told police they were cooking in the early morning when two men forced their way into their apartment. One of them had a handgun, and the other had a short brown rifle. The two men pointed guns at their heads and demanded money from them.
One of the victims had money in her apron, so she took it out and gave it to the men.
Witnesses also told police the men went into the bedrooms in the back of the apartment, where some people were sleeping. After taking some money from all the residents, the men left through the front door.
The suspects took just more than $100 in cash.
An officer approaching the scene saw two people driving away from the apartments at high speed and made a traffic stop. The officer was able to identify the driver and passenger in the car as Davis and Curry, and arrested them on outstanding warrants.
After waiving his Miranda rights, Curry admitted to police he and Davis broke into the house. His account of the incident was consistent with the accounts from witnesses. However, he told police they did not have a handgun.
Police found a brown BB rifle gun and ski masks in the car.
During their hearing Thursday, Davis was appointed an attorney from the public defender's office. Curry told the court he would hire his own attorney.
Their next hearing is scheduled for May 22.