Three held in home invasion

Three Opelika, Ala., men are behind bars in Lee County and will be returned to Columbus to face charges stemming from a robbery on Aug. 2.

The suspects — Marcus Tremain Owens, 20, Jestin Lenard Owens, 28, and Jazmon Jurod Crabb, 22 — were arrested in an apartment building on Avenue C in Opelika shortly after noon Friday, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said.

They were wanted in Columbus for allegedly invading the Riverland Drive home of Quantoria Green, who was held at gunpoint with Victor Green while the other robbers ransacked the residence.

The invaders kicked Moore in the stomach and head until one of his eyes was swollen shut. They took cell phones and assorted clothing and shoes. Four semi-automatic handguns were found inside the apartment where they men were arrested, the sheriff's office said.

A fourth man, Macaij Wynn Crabb, 19, was arrested and charged with burglary and theft after the guns were determined to be stolen from a Smiths Station residence.

The three men wanted for the Columbus robbery are charged with armed robbery, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, burglary and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime. They are being held without bond at the Lee County Detention Facility and are awaiting extradition back to Columbus.