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Home invasion suspect waives court appearance

Tremaine Pyatt, the 23-year-old accused of robbing a Upatoi Drive home and terrorizing its residents, waived his first appearance hearing this morning, which sends the case to a Muscogee County grand jury.

Pyatt, of 4830 Capricorn St., faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in the Tuesday home invasion.

Two masked men burst into the home of Teresa and Edward Wilson at 3:45 a.m., firing their weapons at least twice and threatening the couple before taking cash and other items.

At one point, the men took off their masks and Teresa Wilson was able to give police a description, police said, which led to the charges against Pyatt.

Pyatt also faces charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in the shooting death of Muscogee County Deputy Sheriff Meredith Rhodes, who was killed after an early morning argument on June 17 outside Roger's Tap Room in east Columbus. Arrested late Tuesday in Atlanta, Pyatt is being held in the Harris County Jail with no bond.

Read more about this story later today online and in print editions of Tuesday's Ledger-Enquirer.

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