Armed robberies lead to three suspects
Star Journal Staff
Two teens and a 20-year old man are in the Forest County Jail, arrested for their alleged connection to two armed robberies last week.
According to the Forest County Sheriff’s Office, three male suspects forced entry into a Wabeno home June 4, pointed a
gun at a 12-year-old child inside the residence and ordered him to the floor. The suspects allegedly stole several items from the residence including cash, jewelry and prescription pills. They also reportedly stabbed the family dog with a knife during the robbery.
About a half an hour later, the Oconto County Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting an armed home invasion robbery at a town of Mountain residence. Suspects reportedly forced entry and pointed a firearm at a juvenile inside the home, and took several guns and other items. Upon fleeing, the vehicle they were in sustained damage when it crashed into a gate.
Investigators with Forest and Oconto county sheriff’s departments worked the cases together.
The Forest County deputies and investigators and the K9 Unit tracked the suspects through the woods, collecting evidence that they believed was dropped by the suspects. They obtained shoe and vehicle tire impressions.
Wednesday, June 9 a deputy with the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle. The driver, Kevin Reed, 20, of White Lake was taken into custody. Two accomplices, identified as Keilon Reed, age 16 of White Lake and Galen Daniels, 17, of Wabeno, were taken into custody early the next morning.
In a press release the Forest County Sheriff’s Office stated the teens will be charged in court as adults.