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UPDATE: Violent Home Invasion Reported in Clay County

By: Brooks Jarosz, Alex Snyder Email
By: Brooks Jarosz, Alex Snyder Email

UPDATE: 12/09/12 @ 5:30 p.m.
CLAY COUNTY, W. Va. (WSAZ) – The alleged victim of a violent home invasion called it terrorism and torture after two men busted down his door and beat him for hours.

The bullet holes left in his window tell the story of a night he wants to forget.

"It was an assault that occurred for over a course of six hours," said Trooper Scott L. Bass of the West Virginia State Police.

Police say that just after midnight Sunday two people, a teenager and Shane Holbrook, 24, kicked in the door of Randall Lambey's, 42, house on Moore Fork Road in Clay County and beat him over the head with a crowbar before dragging him to the kitchen.

"And bound him -- against his will -- and from there commenced to strike him repeatedly with objects, kicking and punching, and also firing weapons inside the house at a close proximity to him" said Trooper Bass.

Police are still investigating why, but it turns out the suspects knew Lambey – he’s been dating their mom.

"The victim stated that the two suspects appeared to be very high on some sort of illegal substance -- and he stated that they didn't seem to be in their right mind," said Trooper Bass.

After finally fleeing as daylight broke, Lambey was able to get call police, where they issued a BOLO for the suspects.

Troopers and deputies were able to catch up with the suspects and arrest them miles away at the Liberty Square shopping plaza in Teays Valley in Putnam County.

The suspects now face charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and conspiracy, among others.

Their mother was also arrested, but it's unclear if she's facing any charges.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY: 12/9/12
CLAY COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two people have been taken into custody following a home invasion in Clay County.

Troopers say a man and a teenager busted down the door of a house in Big Otter. The victim was beaten, threatened with a gun and robbed, according to police.

West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com a BOLO was issued for a car seen leaving the scene of the home invasion. It was tracked down by police near Liberty Square in Teays Valley in Putnam County.

A woman and her son were detained.

Workers at the stores describe seeing officers with guns surrounding a car before two were arrested.

Troopers are trying to figure out if the woman knew anything about the crime.

We have a crew in Clay County. Keep clicking WSAZ.com for updates.


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