All four suspects wanted in fatal home invasion arrested

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BIG BEND, WV (WTAP) - UPDATE: 12/21/2017, 5:00 P.M.

All four suspects reportedly involved in a Calhoun County home invasion that ended in the homeowner's death are now in custody.

On Tuesday night in Braxton County, officers with the CUFFED Task Force of northern and southern West Virginia entered a camper and arrested Jamie Lee Miller, 31, and Heather Davis, 27.

West Virginia State Police say Miller is charged with murder, armed robbery and conspiracy.

Davis is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy, according to West Virginia State Police First Sgt. T.D. McFeeley.

Police say the home invasion and murder happened on Dec. 5, 2017 at a home on Cain Road in Big Bend.

The victim, 77-year-old Eugene Stevens, died after being shot while attempting to defend himself against 4 people who were inside his home.

Police say Stevens fired several shots from his own gun, wounding Travis Boggs, before he was fatally shot by the suspects.

Investigators say the suspects left the scene in an SUV and dropped Boggs off at Minnie Hamilton Hospital in Grantsville, where he is currently being treated for his injuries.

That SUV was later found burned and abandoned near Arnoldsburg.

Travis Boggs and Evan Hershman, are already facing charges in the case.

A mugshot for Boggs is unavailable.


UPDATE: 12/15/2017, 9:15 P.M.

West Virginia State Police have identified a third suspect in a fatal home invasion and they're working to identify a fourth.

First Sgt. T.D. McFeeley says Jamie Lee Miller, 31, was last seen in the Amma area. Troopers have reason, though, to believe he has since left the area. He is wanted for robbery and conspiracy charges.

Miller is wanted in connection with the incident that happened on Cain Road in the Big Bend area.

The victim, 77-year-old Eugene Stevens, died after being shot at his home. West Virginia State Police say the initial investigation shows Stevens was attempting to defend himself against a group of people who were in his home and fired off shots before he was killed by gunfire.

McFeeley also says they are now working to identify a woman who is believed to have played a role in the incident.

Travis Boggs and Evan Hershman are already facing charges in this case.

Boggs, 25, of Chloe, West Virginia, is charged with nighttime burglary and conspiracy to inflict injury to person or property.

Hershman, 29, is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Anyone who sees Miller is asked to call 911 to report his location.


UPDATE: 12/11/2017, 1:50 P.M.

One suspect has been charged in a Calhoun County home invasion in which an elderly man was murdered.

West Virginia State Police say Evan Lee Hershman, 29, is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. in the Dec. 5 incident at a home on Cain Road in Big Bend.

Another suspect was

Troopers say it appeared the homeowner, 77-year-old Eugene Stevens, realized people were breaking into his home and fired his gun in self-defense.

One suspect, Travis Boggs, was wounded in the shooting and dropped off at a hospital by his accomplices after the crime.

Stevens was shot and killed in the home.

Police say Boggs is still in the hospital, and he’ll be arrested and charged when he's released.

There are also arrest warrants out for two other suspects, but Troopers are waiting for a positive identification on them.


ORIGINAL STORY: 12/06/2017, 5:15 P.M.

West Virginia State Police say an elderly man was killed on Tuesday in Calhoun County in what appears to be a home invasion gone wrong.

It happened at a home on Cain Road in Big Bend.

The victim, Eugene Stevens, was the person living in the home.

West Virginia State Troopers say a gun fight started once Stevens realized people were breaking in and he fired his gun to defend himself.

Stevens fired several shots at the intruders and hit one of them.

Police think that man was dropped off later at Minnie Hamilton Hospital in Grantsville.

Troopers say four people in an SUV dropped him off at the hospital and sped away.

The SUV was later found burned and abandoned near Arnoldsburg.

Police say evidence at the home suggests the person dropped off at the hospital had been at Stevens' home.

Arrests in this case are expected to be made soon.



 
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