Three charged in Coon Rapids home invasion incident

Three men have been charged in Anoka County District Court following a home invasion incident in Coon Rapids the morning of June 4.

Arraigned in court June 6 on a felony attempted aggravated robbery in the first degree charge were Marvin Jewell Dancy, 34, St. Paul; Donald Wayne Carter, 35, Minneapolis; and Robert Sirron Owens, 34, St. Paul.

Bail for Owens was set at $1 million, while Dancy and Carter remain in jail in lieu of $250,000 bail each.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. June 4, a resident on the 10300 block of Mississippi Boulevard called 911 about three males at a neighbor’s home who he had seen in the neighborhood the day before.

On arrival at the residence, police were told that when a woman answered a knock at the front door, there were two men wearing green reflective vests who said they had come to examine the water softener, according to the Coon Rapids Police report.

The woman let the two men in and while one of them accompanied her downstairs to where the water softener was located the other stayed upstairs, the complaint alleges.

The man who went downstairs with the woman allegedly pulled a gun on her.

Her husband, who was upstairs, spotted the second male and told him the water softener was downstairs, at which point he alleged that the man told him to shut up and demanded money.

The husband fought with the suspect and hit him with a coffee cup, chasing the man from the home into the street, where both men got into a gray SUV driven by a third individual, according to the complaint.

As the vehicle fled the area, the husband and his son threw rocks at it. Nothing was reported stolen in the incident.

Coon Rapids Police broadcast a description of the vehicle and the suspects to area law enforcement agencies.

Late that morning, Brooklyn Park Police received a call about a suspicious gray SUV occupied by three males, who got out the vehicle and ran from it, the complaint alleges.

Police checked the area and located a maroon GMC Yukon Denali parked on the wrong side of the road, with the driver yelling at an individual, who matched the description of one of the suspects in the attempted robbery and was running toward the vehicle.

The vehicle accelerated away, but was stopped by police, who identified the driver as Carter and the passengers as Dancy and Charles Michael Hicks, also known as Robert Sirron Owens.

The complaint alleges the three men closely matched the descriptions of the home invasion suspects.

According to the complaint, the husband identified Dancy as the man with whom he had fought in the kitchen, while the son identified both Dancy and Owens as being involved in the robbery and the wife identified Owens as the male who had pulled the gun on her.

The neighbor allegedly identified Dancy, Carter and Owens as the individuals involved in the June 4 robbery as well as coming through the neighborhood June 3.

Peter Bodley is at
peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com



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