Four suspects connected to a home invasion last spring in Raymore have been charged, according to Cass County Prosecutor Teresa Hensley.
Laquisha S. Fears, Jermaine D. Williams, Pierre M. Ward and Laurent C. McCambry have been charged with six counts including robbery, burglary, tampering, armed criminal action and two counts of kidnapping.
On May 29, 2012, the Raymore Police responded to a home invasion on Cedar Ridge Drive.
Police reported that two males entered the residence through the open garage. The homeowners were watching television in their living room when the armed suspects entered through the kitchen.
The residents were instructed by the suspects not to look at them and asked where they kept their safe and jewelry. They then demanded all their money and phones.
The suspects then ordered the homeowners to go downstairs and as they did, the homeowner, believing that they were going to be killed once they got there, according to court documents, and turned and punched one of the suspects in the face.
A struggle followed and the homeowner was able to get a knife from the kitchen, stabbing one of the suspects in the back.
The suspects dropped the plastic trash bags of jewelry, phones and money and one fled out the interior garage door and the other through the front door.
The homeowner was able to get the license plate of the vehicle they left in, which later was shown to be stolen.
The homeowners’ grandson was watching television in the basement where one of the suspects had gone looking for a safe. The grandson had heard the arguing upstairs and when one of the suspects started downstairs, the grandson hid in a closet until he heard his grandfather call for him.
“The Raymore Police should be commended for their investigation,” Hensley said. “They have made it possible for charges to be filed against the two suspects who entered the home and charges against those involved in the planning and get away. The homeowner was very brave in protecting his family. I am relieved that this family got through this incident without serious physical injury.”