Baldwin - The second suspect in the Oct. 13 home invasion has been arrested and is being held at the Habersham County Detention Center.
Warrants were been issued for Kevin Knox, 44, of Union, South Carolina for his involvement with the home invasion. The warrants for Knox are one count of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of elder abuse.
The other suspect, James Childers II, 38, of Union, South Carolina, is also being held at the Habersham County Detention Center.
Both parties are being charged with one count of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault upon a person 65 years of age, plus two counts of elder abuse.
The case will be turned over to the DA's office after the investigation is complete.
Original Story: On Friday, October 25, 2019, arrest warrants were taken in Habersham County for James Childers II, 38, of Union, South Carolina, for charges related to a home invasion in Baldwin, Georgia.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, “The warrants issued for Childers were one count of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of elder abuse.”
On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at approximately 9:30 AM, the GBI Cleveland Office was requested by the Baldwin Police Department to investigate a home invasion on Spring Street which occurred earlier that morning.
Two individuals were identified as victims in the case, and one victim sustained an injury during the incident.
The GBI states, “As the investigation progressed, suspects in South Carolina were identified as being responsible for the home invasion in Baldwin.”
Agents traveled to Union, South Carolina, and with the help of the Union County Sheriff’s Office, evidence was obtained which further confirmed the suspects’ involvement in the home invasion.
James Childers II, 38, of Union, South Carolina, was arrested at his home on unrelated drug charges by the Union County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office.
According to authorities, “Childers is currently awaiting extradition to Georgia on the charges related to the home invasion.”