Teens hold girl at gunpoint in home invasion robbery

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 2:16pm
Staff reports

Metro Police say four teenagers robbed a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint inside her Fitzpatrick Road home Tuesday night.

The victim, who appears to have been targeted, answered a knock at her door at 5:15 p.m., police said. Four of the suspects, Arthurio Morris, 16, Quinton Clark, 17, and Elantris Lang and Quadarius Banks, both 18, allegedly stormed the home and held the girl at gunpoint while they took Christmas gifts among other things.

The four suspects fled in a white Chevrolet Impala driven by Amy Austin, 16, police said.

Neighbors and the victim recognized at least one of the suspects and provided information to officers that led to arrests.

Just 30 minutes after the robbery, Hermitage Precinct officers stopped the suspect car in the 500 block of Augusta Drive. The teens were taken into custody without incident.

All five suspects were positively identified as the robbers, police said, noting the victim’s property was recovered from the car.

Lang and Banks are charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. They remain jailed on $45,000 bond each. Morris, Clark and Austin are each charged in Juvenile Court with aggravated robbery.


9 Comments on this post:

By: fstop101 on 12/23/09 at 1:51

Kill every one of them including the driver!

By: nashtnman on 12/23/09 at 2:14

And where in the hell did these names come from? Their parents should be shot.

By: licnstic on 12/23/09 at 2:31

this story stinks to high heaven. these kids are in jail for $45,000.00 bail money?? Now true enuff what they did was definately WRONG. and yes they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. If any1 remembers a few days ago a woman drunk, and high drove a vehicle and killed a pedestrian and was bonded out for $5,000.00 who sets the bail limits based on the crimes committed?? And sad thing about it is, it was the womans third offense of being in trouble with the law, of forgery, robbery, burglary, drug possession, and driving under the influence. C'MON MAN!! wtf is really going on? excuse 1, punish the other to offset the fact that all crimes committed have no happy median to base fines and punishments on?? Or the fact that all persons involved in those decision making processes are incompetent and dumb?? Take your pick these kids bail shouldnt have been set so high. Because in the long run that woman is out and about and hasnt learned anything from that mere 500 dollar setback and will be behind the wheel again contemplating her next victim, for whatever her heart desires to do at taxpayer expense Maybe we should invest in dual airbags and place them in pedestrians BUTTS to prevent such crimes. GO FIGURE!!!!

By: Beavis3 on 12/23/09 at 3:45

The woman that struck the pedestrian was not charged in his death when that bond was set, only DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. If she is later charged with vehicular homocide, the new bond will be set accordingly.

By: girlygirl on 12/23/09 at 4:27

I agree with the bail for these thugs being set so high. Home, school, and church invasions should be treated as forms of terrorism, as these are places we expect to feel the safest and to be attacked here is truly frightening and can make one unable to feel safe anywhere for a long time. A message should be made by prosecuting these people to the fullest extent of the law, and as they are still teens their parents should feel some degree of financial pain for the actions of their hoodlum offspring.

By: licnstic on 12/23/09 at 5:13

I agree girlygirl.The parents should be held accountable to some degree, for any and all crimes committed before that child turns 18. But heres the catch 22, if that parent decides to discipline that child for whatever reason, that parent can face charges for that. the government takes the parental rights of disciplining our children away then they wonder why we have so many running wild robbing,stealing and killing. the kids dont have a concious of their actions they just go for it then deal with the repurcussions of it later. We should be allowed to whip our kids a55 wherever they mess up, because if we as parents dont discipline them then society will. then its our fault as parents cause our children arent good members of society. well i wonder why?? You shouldve allowed me free reign to raise my child in the fear and admonition of the Lord, teaching and guiding. Reward them when they do good and scold them when they are wrong. BALANCE. theres nothing worse seeing a child ride a bike with 1 training wheel leaning heavily to the 1side.

By: girlygirl on 12/24/09 at 12:54

While I do not want my children to grow up cowardly and afraid there is something to be said for a good measure of fear on the part of a child toward his/her parent. Fear of consequences is not a bad thing. So, I agree with you, licnstic. My children know I love them. However, they also know that when they misbehave they will face some type of punishment - depending on what they did. They may not always be perfect and there will, most assuredly, be times they'll mess up but I always think of the verse in the Bible which goes something like "Bring up a child in they ways of the Lord and when he is old he will not depart from it". I like to think that if more were to teach their children right from wrong and basic principles of goodness we would see much less of the kind of behavior reported in this article.

By: localboy on 12/24/09 at 9:55

If the car is worth anything they should put a bow on top and give it to the victim...

By: DustyU on 12/29/09 at 3:38

licnstic - yes the bonding system is broken. Bails are set at the whims of a magistrate not based on any framework. We need an automatic system set up that only be over-ridden once the person appears for their preliminary hearing.