Deputies made a fourth arrest Thursday in a Fayetteville home invasion that turned into a baseball bat beating, saying a Rogers woman was also involved.
Alexis Phillips, 18, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday morning on suspicion of residential burglary, theft of burglary and engaging in gang activity. She was released 31 minutes later on $3,500 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators said Phillips went to the home invasion victim’s apartment Oct. 13 at The Cliffs apartments, at 270 Tanzanite Trail in Fayetteville. Once she found out the victim was alone, she informed the three suspects to begin the burglary, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Washington County Circuit Court.
Oscar Morales, Ryan Northcutt and Jesse Wright forced their way into the apartment unit, assaulted two residents, then left with an envelope containing $4,800, according to preliminary arrest reports.
Wright pushed one resident to a couch and choked him, while Morales 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.
Sgt. Craig Stout of the Fayetteville Police Department said police believe the $4,800 in stolen money is related to the sale of illegal drugs.
Phillips allegedly admitted the facts of the case to police after investigators met with her on Oct. 16, according to her arrest warrant affidavit.
Morales was booked into jail on Oct. 18 on suspicion of theft of property, aggravated residential burglary, engaging in violent group activity and second-degree battery, according to a preliminary report. He later bonded out of jail.
Northcutt was booked into jail on Oct. 18 on suspicion of theft of property, aggravated residential burglary and engaging in violent group activity, according to the preliminary report. He remains in the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Wright was booked into the detention center on Oct. 16 on suspicion of aggravated residential burglary, second-degree battery, theft of property and engaging in violent group activity. He remains in jail on $25,000 bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office.