Saturday, 13 April 2013

Two men charged and held after home invasion attack on couple

Two men charged and held after home invasion attack on couple, Two men are being held on bond after being arraigned on charges in connection with a Thursday night home invasion on a couple.

Jackson police arrested Rico Fuller and Joshua Baker, both of Jackson, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.

The release said Fuller, 27, was charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated domestic assault and aggravated assault, while Baker, 31, was charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.

Fuller and Baker were arraigned Friday morning in Jackson City Court and a preliminary hearing for the two men is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 18. They both remain in custody at the Madison County Jail on $50,000 bond.

The release said around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Fuller and Baker forced their way into the home of Fuller's ex-wife, Tonika Melendez. Fuller was armed with a handgun and he pushed Melendez on the neck with the gun. Fuller and Baker then punched and kicked Melendez's friend, Khary Pledge, who was there visiting. Fuller struck Pledge with the gun.

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