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Alleged home invader arrested

Tony Holt Hernando Today
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 05:39 PM

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The second suspect connected to a violent April home invasion turned himself in to authorities, police said.

Elbert P. Hall Jr., 19, of Bushnell, was charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm. He remained behind bars at the Hernando County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

"Being on the run isn't fun," said Brooksville Police Chief George Turner, commenting on Hall's motivation to surrender.

On April 11, Hall joined four other men and forcibly entered an apartment at 173 Hickory St., according to the Brooksville Police Department.

Two women at the home, Amber Murwin and Heather Beyer, were pistol whipped before the suspects left with a laptop, firearm and stash of marijuana, police said.

Police said Murwin and Beyer identified Hall and a second suspect, 20-year-old Edgeton E. Everett. They couldn't identify the other three suspects, Turner said.

Everett was arrested Aug. 16 in Sumter County on his warrant. He was transferred Aug. 20 to the Hernando County Jail and released a week later after posting $50,000 bail, according to booking records.

One condition of his bond was that he could not contact the victims, authorities said.

Turner said following Everett's arrest earlier this month the suspects went to the apartment on Hickory because they knew drugs were there.

Police seized about 34 grams of marijuana the suspects had left behind, according to reports.

Murwin and Beyer, neither of whom has been charged, fought their attackers during the home invasion, Turner said.

Blood splatter was found at the scene, but the women declined medical attention, according to police.

Turner described the April robbery as a "drug deal gone bad." (352) 544-5283

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