Matthew McLeggon (left), Keyun Partee (center) and Melvin Grase III are in the Henry County Jail on armed robbery charges.
McDONOUGH — Following reports of an amred home invasion and a gas station hold up, it took local police agencies, along with the U.S. Marshal’s office, to catch three teenaged suspects of an alleged armed robbery ring.
McDonough Police Maj. Kyle Helgerson said Keyun Partee, Matthew McLeggon and Melvin Grase III are suspects in the McDonough home invasion and in a gas station robbery.
The suspects, all 19 years old, are charged with armed robbery and false imprisonment, according to Helgerson.
The major said on July 24, around 11:20 p.m., two brothers were standing in their backyard in the Wesley Lake subdivision, when they were approached by the trio.
“The suspects forced them into the house, where their mother was, and demanded their cellphones and video game systems,” said the major. Helgerson said the suspects pistol-whipped one of the brothers before leaving the scene.
The victims did not know any of the suspects, according to police.
The three suspects are also accused of robbing a gas station attendant at gunpoint on July 8. The incident occurred around 11 p.m., at the Kroger Fuel Center, located at 301 Jonesboro Road, in McDonough.
McDonough police are linking the suspects to both armed robberies.
“During the execution of the search warrant, police located key evidence, including a semi-automatic pistol we believe was used in both robberies,” said Helgerson.
Partee was apprehended by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday. McLeggon and Grase, were arrested July 28.
Henry County Police Department, Criminal Apprehension Gang Enforcement (CAGE) unit, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s office worked together in the arrest.
“This case could not have been solved without the assistance of the CAGE unit,” said Helgerson. “We got information from the CAGE unit that broke this case for us.”
McLeggon, Grase and Partee remained in the Henry County Jail without bond at press time Friday.