Three Arrested After Violent Home Invasion in Salado
A man and two women are in the Bell County Jail after allegedly forcing their way into a Salado home, assaulting a resident, and robbing the place.
22-year-old Brandon Smith, 21-year-old Crystal Sanchez, and 19-year-old Jasmine Reneau were booked into the Bell County Jail early Friday morning and could all be facing third-degree felony charges. All three suspects have Waco addresses.
The home invasion occurred around 11:45 PM Thursday. The victim told Bell County Sheriff's Deputies that he heard a knock on the door and, believing it was a visiting friend, opened it.
According to deputies, the three suspects forced then forced their way inside. Smith allegedly assaulted the victim and pinned him to the floor as Sanchez and Reneau began stealing things from the home.
When the three left, the victim ran to a neighbor's house to phone 9-1-1.
Police located the three suspects at a nearby hotel and they were taken into custody without incident.