GPD makes arrest in home invasion

Published 3:30 pm Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Greenville Police Department has apprehended a 24-year-old Greenville man that was allegedly involved in a home invasion Oct. 24.

According to Lt. Justin Lovvorn, Marcus Rudolph turned himself in Thursday night after authorities began to close in on him. The GPD Special Response Team went to Rudolph’s workplace in Ft. Deposit to serve an arrest warrant on Nov. 2, but Rudolph had fled the scene before authorities arrived.

Rudolph is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

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According to Lovvorn, Rudolph forced a South Conecuh Street homeowner into his home at gunpoint at approximately 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

“The homeowner was coming home from work, and when he was about to enter the house, two black males in dark clothing with bandanas over their faces forced him into his home and robbed him and his uncle, who was already in the house,” Lovvorn said.

Lovvorn said Rudolph also struck one of the victims with his pistol causing minor injuries.

The GPD has also arrested Antonio Simmons, 23, of Greenville, and Shayne Stewart, 25, of Greenville, for their roles in the robbery. Both have been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.

Lovvorn said it is possible more arrests will be made in the case.

“We believe there were others that had information and helped set up the robbery,” Lovvorn said. “We’re looking into that, and our investigation is ongoing.”