Police Report: Home invasion suspects originally looking for marijuana

HALLS, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man involved in a home invasion says he thought the people he took to a house wanted marijuana. A police report says instead, they tried to rob the people living there at gunpoint and shot a man.

Stephen Russell told police Daryn Kerr contacted him on Monday and asked him if he knew where to get marijuana. When Kerr picked him up, he had Isaac Lane and another man in the car with him.

They drove to the house on Norris Freeway Monday evening.

The police report says Duncan Mcnamara heard a knock at the back door and saw Russell. He opened the door to let him in, when two men with bandanas over their face forced their way in.

One had a semi-automatic handgun, the other had a revolver.

Kerr and another unidentified man asked the people living there where the money was, and told everyone to get to the ground.

They heard one of the people struggling with Hilton Bolton, also living in the house, and heard a gunshot.

The suspects ran out the back door. Crews took Hilton Bolton to UT Medical Center.

Russell told police Kerr stayed in the car. He says he didn't know the other two men planned on a robbery.

He says one of the men kept hitting him on the head with a handgun and threatened his life. Police say they noticed swelling on Russell's head.

Police have arrest Daryn Kerr and Isaac Lane. They were both charged with one count each of Attempted Especially Aggravated Robbery and Especially Aggravated Burglary.

Police are still investigating what happened.


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  • by heath Location: knoxville on Mar 17, 2012 at 08:10 PM
    free daryn and isaac. i love you both. will visit the both of you soon!!!!
  • by Butterfly on Dec 22, 2011 at 08:57 AM
    Well i was wrong,it was marijuanna,i hope the man that got shot makes a speedy recovery
  • by racer dave Location: knoxville on Dec 22, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    Legalize it,it will take the street dealers out of business
  • by Boltonstatus on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:31 PM
    Hey butterfly. Quit smoking crack
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      by Butterfly on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:33 PM in reply to Boltonstatus
      Hey Boltonstatus,lol,every time you read about a robbery or home invasion here lately they want pills 99 percent of the time,or maybe they got ten dollars sorry,its terrible.Maybe thats why i offended you,sorry dont smoke crack
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      by bolton on Jan 1, 2012 at 08:20 PM in reply to Boltonstatus
      who is this stealing my phrase as a username?
  • by Butterfly Location: powell on Dec 20, 2011 at 02:21 PM
    I live out in Powell,and that is right down the rd from me,i was thinking the same thing,had to be some pills there
  • by Butterfly Location: powell on Dec 20, 2011 at 02:21 PM
    I live out in Powell,and that is right down the rd from me,i was thinking the same thing,had to be some pills there
  • by LMAO Location: Knoxville on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    "Halls" Tennessee is in West Tennessee...... ROFL
  • by Boltonstatus on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:38 AM
    Quit shooting up racer dave
  • by Racer Dave Location: knox on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:31 AM
    They havent linked oxy cotten to this yet?
  • by Dan Location: Maryville on Dec 19, 2011 at 09:40 PM
    These guys will just get probation... Criminals have more rights than homeowners!

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