7 arrested in ‘violent’ Sandy Springs home invasion

Seven people have been arrested in connection with a Sandy Springs home invasion earlier this month.
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Seven people have been arrested in connection with a Sandy Springs home invasion earlier this month.

Authorities say additional suspect remains at large

Authorities have made seven arrests after a violent home invasion in Sandy Springs earlier this month.

A woman was in the home with her daughter when armed and masked suspects broke in and held them at gunpoint, police said. The suspects demanded valuables and then searched the home, threatening to kill the victims if they did not cooperate, police said. The victims were not injured.

Several items were stolen, along with two vehicles that were found a few hours later after being abandoned, according to police.

Robert Gunter, 18, of Atlanta; Norman Thompson, 21, of Conyers; Darryl Johnson, 21, of Atlanta; Contaivius Howard, 24, of Union City; and Jude Morgan, 24, of Atlanta, were arrested and charged with home invasion, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and theft by taking.

Montavious Goodwin, 22, of Union City, and Azhanee Scott, 22, of Atlanta, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a home invasion, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and theft by taking.

They are being held at the Fulton County Jail.

Authorities say one suspect remains at large. Jermaine Caldwell, 23, of Atlanta, faces charges of conspiracy to commit a home invasion, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and theft by taking.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sandy Springs police Detective M. Burson at 770-551-2570 or mburson@sandyspringsga.gov.

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