Update: Four accused in home invasion, Evansville police say


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Four people, including one juvenile were arrested in connection with a burglary investigation in downtown Evansville.

Abronna Robinson, Deshawndrick Lockridge, and Jamar Grisby face charges of burglary.

A juvenile was also taken into custody in connection with the investigation.

Robinson, Lockridge, and Grisby are accused of being part of a plan to break into a residence in the 1200 block of SE Second St. on January 20.

Pictured: Deshawndrick Lockridge / Courtesy: Vanderburgh County Jail

The juvenile that was with them is accused of being armed with a gun and demanding money.

On January 26, police said they stopped a vehicle matching the description of a separate home invasion incident.

The driver was identified as Robinson, but officers later realized that the same vehicle was stopped on January 21 and the driver was Grisby.

Police said Grisby and Robinson matched the descriptions of two alleged suspects in the burglary.

On January 27, a warrant was issued for Robinson.

On January 29, Robinson was taken into custody during a traffic stop. The juvenile was also taken into custody on a narcotics possession charge.

Shortly after this, Grisby was taken into custody on a traffic offense, police said.

Police said Robinson confessed she has been told by Grisby and a juvenile to approach the front of the home, knock, and ask about getting her hair styled at a salon in the residence.

Robinson allegedly told police that she had been instructed by Grisby and the juvenile to force her way in. At the same time, police said the juvenile entered the rear of the home – which is why one of the alleged victims found an armed person inside the residence after going to answer the door.

That alleged victim locked the door after talking with Robinson because they told police they could tell something suspicious was happening.

After locking the door, the alleged victim said they saw an armed man in their kitchen.

Robinson allegedly told police that the group later explained to her that the juvenile entered the home and put a resident at gunpoint.

Robinson also allegedly told police that the juvenile ended up chasing another resident before an alarm was triggered.

Police said this alarm caused the alleged gunman to flee.

Police said the victim being held at gunpoint thought they were being pranked at first and even started to laugh. However, when they said they began to realize the severity of the situation as one of the other victims fled and the gunman allegedly chased them.

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(This story was originally published on January 30, 2020)

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