A Monday home invasion robbery on Ocoee Trail in Madison has landed two of the men alleged to be responsible in the Metro Jail. Three guns were seized. One of them, an AR-15 rifle, was recently stolen during a gun store burglary in Oak Grove, Kentucky.
Lorenzo Butler, 18, and Jamarius Cummins, 20, are both charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.
The home invasion in the 1500 block of Ocoee Trail occurred at 1 a.m. The 29-year-old female resident told officers that she and her houseguests were robbed at gunpoint of three cellphones, a 42” television, cash, and a PlayStation game system. A shot was fired into a sofa while the robbers were inside. One of the victims managed to dial 911 from one of the phones before handing it over to the robbers. That 911 call remained active for several minutes, enabling dispatchers to pinpoint the location of the robbers as they fled in a silver Nissan car. By the time the robbers arrived at 3029 Barbara Lynn Way, officers were behind the vehicle. The driver of the Nissan, Cummins, was taken into custody immediately. Butler fled into the home on Barbara Lynn Way and was subsequently arrested.
The property taken from the victims on Ocoee Trail was recovered, as were the AR-15 rifle, an Uzi .22 caliber gun that was stolen in Nashville in 2015, and another pistol.
Federal agents are assisting in the firearms aspect of this case.
Butler and Cummins are being held in lieu of $100,000 bond each.