|Two of three Scottsburg burglary suspects returned to county, plead not guilty|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00|
Two of the three men suspected of having been involved in a violent burglary at a Scottsburg home on July 7 were arrested last week in Indianapolis.
Shakka Eugene Brogdon, 18, and Rodrigo “Ricco” Haynes, 21, are now guests of the Scott County Security center in Scottsburg.
All of Indianapolis, Brogdon, Haynes and James Edward “Rush” Scott, 24, have been charged in Scott Circuit Court with master-minding a break-in at a home on West McClain Avenue late on the evening of July 7. The trio reportedly broke down a door to gain entry and then duct-taped one male resident. When another man and woman who were living at the residence returned from a nearby fast food restaurant, the intruders fought with the man and threatened the woman with a knife.
The trio allegedly fled with around $5,500 in cash as well as other property. Officers tracked the suspects to Campbell’s Motel, where they had been staying with their mother.
Brogdon and Haynes were present at initial court hearings held in Circuit Court on Friday, August 2.
Both are charged with Class A felony burglary resulting in bodily injury, two counts of Class B robbery and two counts of Class B criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon. Brogdon also faces two counts of Class C robbery and another count of Class B felony criminal confinement.
Judge Roger Duvall set each defendant’s bail at $100,000 corporate surety bond or full cash. Each has a jury trial date of January 7.
Brogdon’s case was assigned to a public defender. Haynes indicated to the judge that he may employ an attorney to represent him. His status will be reviewed on Thursday, August 8.