No Bond for Two Home Invasion Suspects in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

Two of the four suspects allegedly involved in a home invasion and shooting early last week in Franklin County remain in custody with no bond.

Last week, Franklin County Magistrate Judge David Buffington denied bond for 18-year old Keibron Brock of Lavonia and 17-year old Emmanuel David Thorton of Royston.

A third suspect, 17-year old Lindsay Kaitlyn Ray of Royston, is expected to have her bond hearing this week and remains in the Franklin County Detention Center.

A fourth suspect, a 16-year old, is being charged as a juvenile and was taken to the Youth Detention Center in Dallas, GA.

Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says the four donned masks and broke into the home of an elderly man near Victoria Bryant State Park on October 22 and demanded money. Thomas says Brock allegedly shot the homeowner in the shoulder during the home invasion.

Thorton, Ray and the 16-year old were arrested early Wednesday and a lookout was placed for Brock.

Thomas says Brock was captured late last Wednesday afternoon in Carnesville.

All four are charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery.

At the time of the incident last week, Brock was already out on bond for his alleged part in several burglaries over the spring and summer, according to Sheriff Thomas.

In July, Thomas says Brock and 18-year old Allison G. Anderson of Royston allegedly went on a burglary spree that began in May, breaking into homes in Canon, Carnesville, Sandy Cross, and Royston looking primarily for firearms and electronics they could easily sell.

They were arrested in late July during a routine traffic stop.

Thomas says though he had asked in July for no bond for Brock on the burglary charges, a Superior Court judge had released Brock anyway.