Four men, including a 17-year-old boy, are in custody, accused of an early Tuesday morning home invasion robbery in rural Placer County.
The victim, who lives on Hungry Hollow Road northeast of Lincoln, call 911 at 2:12 a.m. to report that four men had forced their way into his home, held him at gunpoint, bound his hands and demanded money and property, according to a Placer County Sheriff's Office news release. The men reportedly took 4 pounds of marijuana, the victim's gun and some clothing, and ransacked the house before leaving.
The victim was able to free his hands to call 911.
Shortly after receiving the report, a deputy spotted a car matching the suspect’s vehicle in Roseville. With the assistance of a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and K-9, along with a California Highway Patrol airplane, a traffic stop was performed after the driver yielded at Capital City Freeway and Watt Avenue, the news release said.
A search of the vehicle turned up the marijuana, the victim's clothing and two handguns, one of which belonged to the victim, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Arrested were Jeremiah J. Stephens, 19, Marcel Perkins, 19 and Louis J. James, 20, all of whom are believed to be from Sacramento, the news release said. They were booked into the South Placer Jail on suspicion of home invasion robbery, kidnapping, carrying a loaded firearm and grand theft. The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, was booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall in Auburn on suspicion of the same offenses.