UPDATE: Third person charged in Albertville home invasion

Albertville Police Station

Albertville Police Station

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Albertville Police say the third person believed to be involved in a home invasion is charged.

Albertville Police say William Benjamin Addam Duke was arrested late last week at his home on two warrants. Police say is charged with Robbery 1st and Burglary 1st.

William Benjamin Addam Duke  Photo: Albertville Police

William Benjamin Addam Duke
Photo: Albertville Police

Albertville Police Chief Doug Pollard says three people broke into a home on Highland Avenue nearly two weeks ago .

Police initially believed the three took 23-year-old Steven Moore in an apparent kidnapping.

Officers say two of the three people and the victim were found later that day.

Police say Jessica Lara and Armando Trevino-Vazquez were the two of the three people taken into custody.

They’re facing burglary and robbery charges.

Courtesy: Albertville Police

Courtesy: Albertville Police

Chief Pollard says Moore was found with Lara and Trevino-Vazquez and says when Moore was being questioned he told investigators he went with the three suspects voluntarily, and he wasn’t kidnapped.

Investigators tell WHNT News 19 the three people held Moore at gunpoint.

Late last week police put out a warrant for Duke.

“They’ve already talked to him, he’s already confessed to all of it,” Chief Doug Pollard says.

Police were able to track Duke down though tips from the public.

Chief Pollard says the victim tells investigators this crime isn’t one that impacted him.

“He denies being a victim, but we still look at him as a victim to this crime,” Chief Pollard says.

Albertville Police now tell us Moore was also arrested after police found him last week. They say he had a warrant out for a suspended driver’s license charge.

Chief Pollard says Moore is out on bond.

He says this case stems from issues surrounding drugs and money.


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