Police continue search for fourth suspect in Brentwood home invasion

Police continue search for fourth suspect in Brentwood home invasion

Police continue search for fourth suspect in Brentwood home invasion

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 17 at 7:30 PM

BRENTWOOD, Mo. (KMOV) – Police continue to search for a fourth suspect who helped rob a home in Brentwood over the weekend.

Ocie Lee Bates III is still on the loose and police are asking for the public’s help finding him.

Bates’ three alleged accomplices, Justin Rush, Ronald Forture and Trevon Adams, were arrested about 8 a.m. Sunday after they and Bates broke into a home in the 9400 block of Parkside Drive.

All three men were charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of armed criminal action and first-degree burglary.

Brentwood police said officers responded to the scene Sunday after a witness, KTRS-AM morning radio host McGraw Milhaven, saw the four men leave their car with the engine running and begin acting suspicious.

Police said they knocked on the door and when one of the victims answered, they rushed in at gunpoint, stealing money, a cell phone and a laptop.

According to police, the four suspects met two of the victims on Saturday at the Lumiere Place casino in downtown St. Louis.

Police believe the suspects followed the two men home after victims had won several hundred dollars at one of the casino’s craps tables.

Police said the suspects left the house after the robbery.

Milhaven says he called 911. That’s when he says two of the suspects took off running. The other two were crouching down behind some bushes.

“It’s so bizarre to watch a crime in progress and there’s no other way to describe it,” said Milhaven. “It was like a movie.”

A camouflaged wildlife camera installed to take photos of animals captured pictures of  two of the suspects hiding from police, then being arrested.

Rush, Forture and Adams were arrested near the house.

Police Bates would not be charged until he’s caught.

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