Portageville police investigating home invasion; 3 suspects in custody

3 arrested in Portageville home invasion

PORTAGEVILLE, MO (KFVS) - Police are investigating a home invasion on Friday, May 3.

At around 9:52 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of West 7th Street for a reported home invasion.

After talking to a man at the home, officers said they had information and identification of possible suspects.

A 17 year old was arrested and taken to the Pemiscot County Justice Center on a $75,000 bond.

On Tuesday, May 7, police identified the 17 year old as Nigil Lemons from Kennett. He was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and second-degree assault.

Police say they later determined two more suspects were involved: 18-year-old Hunter Hartman and a 16-year-old juvenile.

The 16-year-old juvenile is in custody and police say he admitted to participating in the home invasion. He is currently being held at Pemiscot County Justice Center pending charges.

On May 5, officers learned of Hartman’s whereabouts. They went to a home in Marston, along with the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office, where they found him. He was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Portageville Police Department.

During an interview, police say Hartman admitted to his involvement with the incident on West 7th. He was then taken to the Pemiscot County Justice Center.

A probable cause affidavit was filed through the New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney for first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Hartman is also being held on a $75,000 bond.

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