Suspect charged after couple beaten, $14,000 stolen during Mehlville home invasion

Suspect charged after couple beaten, $14,000 stolen during Mehlville home invasion

Suspect charged after couple beaten, $14,000 stolen during Mehlville home invasion

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 28 at 11:10 AM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – A man involved with breaking into a Mehlville home and pepper spraying and tying up the occupants inside on Christmas Eve has been charged.

Ronald Hargis, 38, was charged last week with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.

According to police, Hargis drove four men to the home around 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 24. One of the suspects told Hargis to go outside and wait.

Three suspects then walked into the home and pepper sprayed a couple before tying them up. The male victim was also struck with a baton.

Police said the suspects then took the man’s wallet and woman’s purse, which contained about $14,000 in cash.

Authorities said when the suspects came out of the house, one of them handed Hargis $1,000.

According to police, investigators identified Hargis as a suspect after finding his fingerprint on an inside door.

He remains in the St. Louis County jail on $75,000 bail.

 

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