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Trio Charged, 4th Sought in Home Invasions PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 09:40

A 7 month investigation by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office into a string of home invasions has lead to three arrests with a fourth suspect sought. The home invasions occurred in the western sections of Ashe county with suspects entering the homes late in the night, dressed as police officers. They entered on the pretense of serving a search warrant, then tied the occupants while the homes searched.  The motive appears to have been robbery. 
Arrested are Chad Norman Collins, age 39 of North Wilkesboro, Larry Thomas Greer, age 34 of Laurel Springs, and James Ray Hugus, age 57 of Raleigh. Each are charged with 3 counts of First Degree Burglary 3 counts of First Degree Kidnapping, Felony Larceny, Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer. Felony Breaking and Entering, as well as Attempted First Degree Burglary, Attempted First Degree Kidnapping, Attempted Felony Larceny, and Attempted Felony Breaking and Entering.  A fourth suspect, Robert Lee Miller, age 32 of Ferguson is being sought at this time and will be charged on the same felonies. Collins is under a $1,250,000 secured bond; Greer is under no bond; Hugas is under $75,000 secured bond.

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