Second suspect in home invasion robbery arrested | Crime
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery Police say the second person they believe to be responsible for a September 14 home invasion robbery is now in custody.
MPD detectives have charged 34-year-old Wilanu Collins with three counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and one county of first-degree assault. Collins turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service early Monday morning. MPD as well as the Marshals had been actively pursuing the suspect since the offence.
The first suspect, 31-year-old Elton Walton was arrested shortly after the crime.
Authorities were called to a residence in the 6000 of Monticello Drive around 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 14. MPD detectives initiated a robbery investigation after three occupants of the home advised that two black males had forcibly entered the residence armed with a handgun and robbed them of assorted currency and jewelry. Two of those three occupants received injuries during the offense and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Alabama State Representative Jay Love confirmed that his mother-in-law, Louise Walker, was one of the two people injured during the robbery. Love said that Walker was struck in the head with a pistol and suffered severe lacerations to her head and face. As a result, she also had several broken bones in her face.
Collins is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility on $270,000 bond.
The Montgomery Police Department's initial investigation indicates that this robbery was not a random offense. No additional information is available for release at this time due to the nature of the ongoing investigation.