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3 arrested in connection with Toney home invasion

Sheriff's investigators responded to the scene of a home invasion in Toney. Sheriff's investigators responded to the scene of a home invasion in Toney.
Devante Kesean Nance (Source: Madison County Sheriff's) Devante Kesean Nance (Source: Madison County Sheriff's)
Cedric Devon Rembert (Source: Madison County Sheriff's) Cedric Devon Rembert (Source: Madison County Sheriff's)
TONEY, AL (WAFF) -

Three men were arrested in connection with a robbery, assault, and kidnapping case in Toney.

Investigators said around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, three masked men broke into a house on Ginnery Row. Two adults, two teenagers, a toddler and a baby were asleep inside the home when the men entered the house.

The adults and teens were forced into a closet. The offenders didn't show a weapon, but threatened that they had a gun. The children slept through the incident.

A 16-year-old female who was visiting the homeowner was sexually assaulted during the robbery. Investigators said the offenders were in the house for more than an hour and stole money, televisions, cell phones and other property.

The three men drove the homeowner to an ATM in Huntsville to withdraw money. He was able to get away from the offenders and made his way back to his home.

The crime was reported at 7:15 a.m. when one of the victims went to a neighbor for help.

Neighbors are on edge after the attack, saying they haven't had anything this scary happen in the area since the April tornadoes.

"It was kind of hard to believe that it had happened because it always had been so quiet out here and there are really good neighbors so it was a surprise," said neighbor Kathy McCartney. "It's just heartbreaking. It really is. I know she had to be terrified and thinking of the kids in the house and the babies."

"I think the worst thing that's happened here was the tornado that hit on April 27th. That was one of the scariest things that happened here and to find out about this, it's really bad," said Angela Pugh.

Madison County deputies arrested 18-year-old Cedric Devon Rembert, 20-year-old Devonte Nance, and a juvenile. They were charged with burglary second degree. Further charges are pending.

"Any time you have a crime like this in any community, it's going to cause people to be alarmed but we want the public to know that we got the right people and they are in jail," said Sgt. Brent Patterson.

The juvenile will be transferred to the detention center and wait to see if he will be charged as an adult.

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