4 soldiers charged in Okla. home invasion; 4 shot
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Four soldiers from an Oklahoma Army post have been charged in a home invasion last week in which four people who were in the home were shot and wounded.
Three of the Fort Sill soldiers broke into the home in Lawton on Sept. 20, and the fourth served as the getaway driver, Comanche County prosecutors contend in charging documents filed Tuesday. Prosecutors did not immediately respond to phone messages Wednesday seeking comment and further details about the attack.
The three who allegedly entered the home — Pvt. Richard Daley, 24; Pfc. Claude Byrd II, 27; and Pfc. Kevon McLaren, 22 — were each charged Tuesday with one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree robbery, and five counts of kidnapping.
McLaren, who witnesses said fired the shots, according to a probable cause affidavit, was also charged with shooting with intent to kill and first-degree burglary.
The alleged getaway driver, 20-year-old Pfc. Jared Berman, was charged with being an accessory to a crime.
The four were in jail Wednesday and online court records did not list attorneys for any of them.
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