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Another Home Invasion Reported in Huntington

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 11/15 @ 6:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two violent home invasions in two days mean two days without sleep for Kathy Schmidt.

"I been awake this whole time. Just waiting for them fools to come back in the door," Schmidt said.

It was Tuesday night when three armed men barged into Schmidt's home on 12th Avenue in Huntington.

"We was watchin' The Cat and the Hat with my granddaughter, and looked up and there they was, had my son on the floor," Schmidt said.

She's still so shaken by the whole ordeal, she doesn't want her face shown on TV, especially after hearing of a second home invasion Wednesday night.

"They're gonna keep on... They're gonna hurt somebody... Or somebody's gonna hurt one of them," Schmidt said.

April Cremeans was at home with her boyfriend and teenage daughter when four men with guns broke down her back door on Cabell Court.

"He put a gun to my head," Cremeans said. "And was like, 'Where's the safe?'"

Detective Rob Stinnett is heading up the investigation. He says because the description of the robbers in both cases is so similar they're looking into whether the cases could be related. They're also still scrutinizing evidence from both homes.

"Just to try and get an idea of what truly went on there at the scene," Detective Stinnett. "To get a complete picture. And that's what we want is a complete picture. We don't want just one version of it. We want as close to the truth as we can get it."

Kathy's just hoping whoever is responsible is caught quickly.

"I don't wanna stay in this house anymore," Schmidt said. "Because I'm just afraid they'll come back, and it might be in the middle of the night-- that's why I won't go to sleep-- I'm afraid they'll come in the middle of the night and actually hurt somebody here."



UPDATE 11/15 @ 7:30 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Another home invasion in Huntington has police searching for four men with guns.

The incident happened at a house in the 400-block of Cabell Court about 10:45 Wednesday night.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ.com that the men kicked in the back door of the home and stole an undisclosed amount of money and a purse.

They reportedly then ran to a nearby car dealership, and got into a newer model, dark SUV they apparently had left on the lot and took off.

They were last seen on 5th Avenue.

Police say there were three people inside the house, including a mother and daughter.

Cabell Court is located between 24th and 25th Streets, just off of 4th Avenue.

A similar home invasion in Huntington happened Tuesday night in the 2500-block of 12th Avenue.

Police say it’s too early to early to tell if the incidents are connected.

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ORIGINAL STORY 11/15/12 @ 11:24 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Another home invasion in Huntington has police searching for four men with guns who broke into a home in the 400 block of Cabell Court, Cabell County 911 dispatchers say.

The incident was reported about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. Cabell Court is located between 24th and 25th Streets -- in an area east of the Joan C. Edwards Stadium at Marshall University.

Residents say the men kicked in the back door, robbed them at gunpoint and took off in a dark-colored SUV.

A similar home invasion in Huntington happened Tuesday night in the 2500-block of 12th Avenue. It is unknown if the two incidents are related.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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