FULTON COUNTY, GA- Suspects in what Johns Creek police described as a violent home invasion have been identified. Both Kenneth Hayes, 28 and Andraus Betts, 23 are accused of breaking into a home in Johns Creek Tuesday and pistol-whipping two people as they demanded cash and jewelry. They are in the Fulton county jail.
The two were in court Thursday morning, Betts waived his preliminary hearing while Hayes appeared . Bond was denied for both suspects.
The home invasion happened about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on Chelsen Wood Drive in an affluent subdivision called Thornhill off Medlock Bridge Road, according to cops.
Two women were left injured after police said they were hit with the butt of a gun. Police said the men spent about 40 minutes inside the house.
One of the victims, the homeowner was hit several times on the face and head. A home healthcare worker was also hit and received staples in the back of her head. An 87-year-old woman was in a bedroom at the time but was not injured.
According to the police report, one of the men grabbed the homeowner Farina Pasha her by her hair and threw her to the floor before he pistol-whipped her. The other man allegedly ransacked the house. The suspects then stole two vehicles from the home: a Mercedes Sedan and a Mercedes SUV, police said.
Tuesday night, an Atlanta officer spotted the stolen sedan with the two men inside. Officers stopped the car on Springdale Road in southwest Atlanta and took the men into custody. They are charged with false imprisonment, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, receiving stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle.