3 arrested after Warsaw home invasion
Three people are behind bars after a Warsaw home invasion, and police say drugs were involved.
It happened Monday morning on Oak Brooke Place, which is on the east side of Warsaw.
According to the homeowner, 20-year-old Daricus Phillips first knocked on her door and asked if her nephew was home. She told him that he wasn't. Philips left, but he returned moments later with 22-year-old Jwain Sullivan.
According to police, the men forced their way inside the home. They continued to ask about the homeowner's nephew and about money they were searching for. When the homeowner responded that there was no money, Sullivan allegedly hit the homeowner with a crow bar wrapped in a towel. The homeowner's fiancé was awakened, and he was also hit in the face.
The intruders left with a PlayStation 4, a cell phone, cash, and some marijuana.
Police searched the area and found Phillips and his girlfriend, 18-year-old Taylor Brandon of Mentone. A search of cell phones found messages about drug activity between the suspects and the homeowner's nephew.
According to police, Phillips confessed that he and Sullivan committed the robbery because of drugs and money. The stolen marijuana was found on Philips. Sullivan was located in a traffic stop near Winona Lake, and a resulting search warrant located the stolen items at his home on E. Sandy Drive. More drug paraphernalia was also located at the residence.
Daricus Phillips, 20 years old, of Warsaw, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on a charge of: Robbery with a deadly weapon or bodily injury, a level 3 felony. He was also wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear. He is being held on a $20,613.50 bond.
Jwain Sullivan, 22 years old, of Warsaw, was booked on charges of: Robbery with a deadly weapon or bodily injury, a level 3 felony; Residential entry, a level 6 felony; and misdemeanor driving while suspended. He is being held on a $20,250.00 bond.
Taylor Brandon, 18 years old, of Mentone, was booked on charges of: Robbery with a deadly weapon or bodily injury, a level 3 felony; Aiding/inducing or causing a felony. She is being held on a $20,250.00 bond.