Two people, including a teenager, are in custody after they allegedly tied up and robbed a 72-year-old Rockdale County man during an armed home invasion.
Alex Chancey, 17, was arrested Tuesday in Atlanta with his mother, Rockdale sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Lee Thomas said. The boy’s mother, whose name was not released, was wanted on an unrelated matter that the sheriff’s office did not disclose.
The other suspect in the home invasion, 39-year-old Christopher Tucker, was previously arrested on an unrelated probation violation out of Newton County.
Rockdale officials made the announcement Wednesday morning, 11 days after two masked men entered Darrell Motes’ home at an undisclosed address on the north side of the county.
According to investigators, the duo helped themselves to the man’s belongings after tying him up.
Motes previously spoke to Channel 2 Action News about the incident, saying he was waiting on a delivery when he heard a knock on the door.
“He was pushing, trying to get in ... and he pushed me into the coffee table,” he said. “(A masked man) told me he was going to shoot me if I tried to do anything.”
As the men rummaged through Motes’ belongings, he said he was struggling to breathe on the floor, Channel 2 reported.
“I’m thinking I’m dying,” Motes said. “I thought I was having a heart attack or they were going to shoot me.”
The suspects loaded the stolen items into the man’s 2008 Chevrolet Impala before driving off in it, authorities said. They were later involved in a hit-and-run at Ga. 20 and Hi Roc Road before getting out and running away.
Deputies searched the area but could not locate the men. The charges against the suspects and other details have not been released.
Chancey and Tucker are in the Rockdale County Jail.
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