Bond hearing set for Memphis man charged in Buckhead home invasion

Bond hearing set for Memphis man charged in Buckhead home invasion

Atlanta police announced that a Memphis man arrested in Alabama in connection with a violent Buckhead home invasion earlier this year will have a bond hearing Wednesday.

Atlanta police and FBI agents in Birmingham arrested Leon Scott of Memphis in connection with a May 25 home invasion on Paces Ridge in Buckhead, Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon said Monday in an email.

Scott faces federal charges of robbery that affects interstate commerce and use of a firearm during the robbery, Lyon said. Scott’s lawyer Bill Morrison confirmed his client will have a bond hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

Scott was arrested in an ongoing investigation of home invasions in Buckhead, Lyon said. Since Jan. 31, there have been three armed home invasions in the upscale area, the most recent one in late June.

On May 25, two gunmen entered a $3 million mansion on Paces Ridge Road, occupied by a husband, wife and three minor children. They drove one victim to an ATM to force him to withdraw cash. The robbers “demanded more money by morning and threatened to harm (the) family if demands were not met,” police said at the time.

They also took designer women’s shoes, handbags and jewelry, including custom-made wedding rings, according to the federal criminal complaint. On May 31, investigators received a tip that said two individuals in Memphis had recently returned from a trip to Atlanta with shoes, handbags and a man’s wedding band, the complaint said.

The Buckhead victim identified a wedding band from a Memphis pawnshop as the one stolen from him, the complaint said.

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