Atlanta–The nearly five-year-old case against four men who allegedly forced their way into a jeweler’s home and tied up his family is moving forward, according to the FBI.
On April 20, a grand jury in Gwinnett County, Ga. indicted Lamon Jackson, 46; Jarvis Levoyd Tucker, 45; Jason Jermoine Tucker, 36; and Darden Bernard Walker, 28, on state charges related to their alleged participation in the September 2011 armed home invasion of a jewelry store owner.
The FBI said the four defendants could face additional federal charges.
The 2011 invasion happened at the Lawrenceville, Ga. home of an owner of four Atlanta-area jewelry stores.
One of the suspects allegedly forced the store owner into his house as he arrived home from work, carrying with him a $6,500 deposit and nearly $30,000 of jewelry to be repaired for customers.
The suspects then bound the owner and two of his family members with tape before demanding money and jewelry.
They left after ransacking the house for about 15 minutes, police reports said, taking the money and jewelry with them.
According to the FBI, Jarvis Tucker and Jason Tucker, along with Walker, were arrested by FBI agents and Gwinnett County police officers in January in a separate matter where they allegedly were planning on robbing another jewelry store owner at his home.
Following the indictment last Wednesday, FBI agents and Atlanta police arrested Jackson at a residence in the City of Atlanta without incident.
All four remain in custody at the Gwinnett County Detention Facility. It was not clear at press time when the next court date will be for the suspects.