Montgomery Police Nab 4 Suspects in 3 Home Invasions

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By Jessica Gertler

Four men are behind bars in connection with three violent home invasions that happened in Montgomery over the past three months. Neighbors are speaking out about the break in the case. Some say it's eased their concerns. 

Eighty nine warrants were signed. Charges including kidnapping, burglary and robbery.

Investigators say they nabbed the four suspects over the weekend when someone came forward with information, but they say this investigation isn't over.

"The suspects entered the home and robbed the family at gunpoint," says Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy.

A similar scenario at three Montgomery homes. The pattern is what police say led them to these four suspects.

Wareese Dorch, Chad Hogan, Alvin Woods, and Tidera Harris are behind bars after police say they broke into a home on Bell Road in May and tied up the residents.

Police say Dorch, Hogan and Woods are also connected a home invasion on Crestwood Lane that happened in April and another on North Charleston Court last week.

"It makes us feel a lot better," says Nigel Card who lives nearby. "Whoever the owner was had some properties outside of the neighborhood, and we felt they were being targeted. That's why it happened."

Police say these suspects may be connected to other crimes and that there are others involved in the home invasions.

"We have some information that will hopefully identify them," says Murphy. "We are going to follow every lead, but yes, we believe there are more."

Police say these were not random acts but would not tell us why.

"Seem to be quiet nice people," says Gil Cook who lives next door to last week's home invasion. "They always speak when you go by."

Cook says he's been more cautious, and while there may be others on the loose, "I think they will have second thoughts about coming through here and trying something. I hope so."

Alabama News Network did speak to one of the victims today, but she did not have any comment. City officials tell me they have offered counseling to the victims. 

Montgomery Police say a $10,000 reward was offered for information on the Bell Road home invasion. No word if any one will receive that money.

All four suspects are being held on bonds ranging from $500,000 to $1.5 million. 

 

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