Two players on Life University’s women’s lacrosse team were among three suspects arrested after a violent home invasion in southeast Atlanta earlier this month, authorities said.
Lyndsey Kallish, 19, and Lauren Rielly, 20, each face nearly two dozen charges in the Nov. 8 incident on Wylie Street, Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News. The two women were arrested Nov. 16, and a third suspect, 23-year-old Maxx Pritchett, was arrested Friday.
A fourth suspect, who has not been identified, is still at large. His description was not provided.
Investigators believe the women waited in a getaway car while two masked men walked into a house party at an Airbnb rental property and ordered partygoers to the ground. Two people were pistol-whipped before the men “went through the home taking cellphones, wallets and Nike shoes,” according to police spokesman Investigator James White.
In surveillance video obtained by Channel 2, a group was seen walking near the home before the robbery. Two women walked into the home and left minutes later. Soon after, two men can be seen storming into the party.
One of the victims, 23-year-old Vik Gattani, told the news station he was hit several times with the butt of a gun. He suffered a fractured skull and had to go to a hospital.
“He hit me on the head and busted my head open,” said Gattani, who was working as a DJ during the party.
Kallish and Rielly are listed on the Marietta private university’s women’s lacrosse team roster for 2018-19. According to the roster, Kallish is from Johns Creek and Rielly is from Alpharetta.
“Life University is aware of the arrests and ongoing investigation involving two of our students, and we understand the serious nature of the incident,” a spokesman told Channel 2 in a statement. “Until such time as all matters have been settled through the legal system, the University has no further comment on the investigation.”
The women are the second and third Cobb County college athletes recently arrested in connection with a violent crime. Kamiyah Street, the starting point guard for Kennesaw State University’s women’s basketball team, was taken into custody Thursday on murder and other charges.
Street is among five indicted in a July deadly shooting at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex.
In the Wylie Street home invasion, Kallish and Rielly each face 19 charges, including multiple counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and a single charge of first-degree home invasion. Pritchett faces 20 charges.
All three are being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond.
Atlanta police told Channel 2 they have been called to the same Airbnb rental property 17 times this year. The four-story Reynoldstown home can accommodate more than 16 guests and is available for large groups or parties, according to an online listing that has since been removed from Airbnb’s website.
Anyone with information is asked to come forward. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.
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