Teenager Arrested In Fayetteville Home Invasion
A 19-year-old man has been arrested in a Fayetteville home invasion and assault that happened on Sunday, according to a police department news release on Thursday (Oct.17).
Jesse David Wright of Rogers was arrested Wednesday and is being held in the Washington County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office website. He faces felony charges of second-degree battery, aggravated residential burglary and engaging in violent group activity, authorities said.
Wright and two other suspects forced their way into an apartment at the Cliffs at 270 Tanzanite Trail, assaulted two residents, then left with an envelope containing $4,800, according to a preliminary arrest report.
Wright pushed one resident to a couch and choked him, while a second suspect hit another resident on the arm and leg with a baseball bat, the report states.
Wright later told police the suspects went into the apartment to rob the residents of drugs and money.
After the residents took the baseball bat, the three suspects ran out of the apartment and left the complex in a white truck.
Police still are seeking additional suspects in the incident, the news release states.