Four teens arrested for rape, burglary in Auburn home invasion

acarlson@ledger-enquirer.comMay 14, 2014 

Lakeith Denzel Black

AUBURN, Ala. — Four teens have been arrested and charged with rape, sodomy and burglary in connection with a Longleaf Drive home invasion, according to police.

Lakeith D. Black, 18, and two juveniles, 15 and 16, were taken into custody Monday following an early morning report of a home invasion.

At about 1 a.m., the 19-year-old female victim told police that three individuals had just "forced entry into her residence" on the 800 block of W. Longleaf Drive, according to police. The victim told police she was sexually assaulted following the invasion and that more than $7,700 in goods were stolen — including "various electronic devices" and her 2010 Kia Forte.

The stolen vehicle was immediately located on the 1600 block of Lee Road 12, where it had been abandoned following a one-vehicle accident.

Black and two juveniles were arrested Monday afternoon. Property taken in the burglary was also recovered, according to police.

On Tuesday, a fourth, 16-year-old juvenile was arrested in Loachapoka, Ala.

Black and both 16-year-olds are eligible for a $155,000 bond. The 15-year-old is being held in Lee County Youth Detention Center awaiting a hearing.

All four are charged with rape first degree, sodomy first degree, burglary first degree and theft of property first degree. The 15-year-old is also charged with receiving stolen property second degree.

Police said that the investigation continues, but no more arrests are expected.

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