One suspect is under arrest and another identified in the home invasion and resulting shooting that sent two to the hospital on Wednesday. The incident was not believed to be a random crime, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.
Teresa Dawn Stanfill, 44, of 8316 Community Place, Ooltwaha, TN is being held on charges of Being a Party to a Crime of armed robbery.
James Stanfill, who is in his 40s and also of the same address, was identified as the suspected intruder and is in stable condition in an Atlanta area hospital. He has not been placed under arrest because of his hospitalization.
The victim, the owner of the home who is in his mid-50s, was also injured by a gunshot and hospitalized at an Atlanta area hospital. The injury was reportedly not considered life-threatening, according to a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
Around 4 a.m., the suspect, armed with a handgun, reportedly kicked in the back door of a home on East Fairview Road near Union Church Road, made his way to the bedroom, and woke the homeowner and his wife, who were sleeping. Other adult family members were in the house at the time but were not injured.
"Sometime in this, (the suspect) shot the victim," said RCSO spokesperson Lt. Myra Pearrell. "They were moving around in the house. They moved to a different room and somebody got a gun shot the robber."
The suspect then ran out of the house.
A search was conducted in the area with K-9 units. Theresa Stanfill was arrested later on Wednesday.
"We do not believe this was random," said Pearrell. The victim and suspect reportedly knew of each other.
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