GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Five masked men went into a Lowell Township home in May and held up the residents at gunpoint, stealing money, jewelry and electronics.
Now, the Kent County Sheriff's Department said, all five of the Grand Rapids men are in custody.
Nicholas Green, 20, Darryl Warren, 29, Christopher Warren, 30, Darell Boyd, 29, and Termayne Lagrone, 24 were all charged Wednesday with armed robbery.
The home invasion happened on May 26 in the 1900 block of Parnell SE.
Four of the five went into the house and forced the victims -- a man, woman and child who had been sleeping -- at gunpoint into the living room, police said. One of the victims was pistol-whipped. The fifth served as a lookout and getaway driver.
The robbers trashed their way through the house stealing jewelry, cash, electronics and six plants of medical marijuana belonging to one of the victims. Police say the robbers knew the plants were there.
"I think that this actually originated from some bad blood in the home environment," said said Kent County Undersheriff Jon Hess. "The people who did the home invasion certainly knew that the marijuana was in there and that was something that they wanted to get out of there."
Hess said there is some connection between the robbers and the victims.
"The family had an idea that they might know who might be involved," explained Hess. "They knew the name of the dog, they knew the home pretty well. That's how we were able to develop our case, by talking to one of the suspects who kind of led us to the rest of them."
Hess did not say which of the suspects provided information on the others.
In court documents obtained by 24 Hour News 8, Lagrone admitted to police the only mistake he made during the robbery was that he did not kill his co-defendants.
Several of the suspects have previous felony convictions. Boyd is currently on parole.
Bonds are set as high as $300,000. The suspects all remain lodged in the Kent County jail.
We get a brief break from the "lake-effect machine" Friday.
A few flurries occurred Thursday night. Lows held in the teens and the wind relaxed to the 5 to 10 mph range, with 20s at the Lake Michigan.
On Thursday, the medical examiner's office said CMU student Kelly Markatos died as a result of the eating disorder bulimia.