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Lee County Crime: Three men invade home armed with machetes; officers still looking for one suspect

Lee County Sheriff's officers have arrested two men and are looking for a third suspected of robbing a home on Thursday armed with machetes.

Kyle Joseph Sheetz of Salem, Ala. and John Arnold McCoy, III of Opelika, Ala. were arrested on Monday, Nov. 16 and charged with two counts of first degree robbery and two counts of first degree burglary.

The charges stem from a home invasion-style robbery that occurred at a residence on Lee Road 768 in Salem, Ala. at around 12:30 a.m. CST on November 12.

According to a press release from the sheriff's office, three masked men kicked open the front door of the house. The men were armed with two machetes and a hatchet and demanded money and valuables from the homeowners, while ordering them to get down on the floor.

One of the people inside the home was tied up with a rope by the intruders, while the other person inside the house was assaulted by armed by the intruders.

The suspects took a laptop computer and a cell phone, then fled the scene.

The people inside the home suffered minor cuts and bruises during the incident.

Sheetz, 23 and McCoy, 23, were both placed in the Lee County Detention Facility after their arrests and were held on a $210,000 bond. McCoy posted bond and has been released. Sheetz is still being held.

Lee County CrimeStoppers is offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest of a third suspect, Charles Henry George III, 28, of Salem, Ala. George is described as a white man with blue eyes and low-cut light brown hair, standing about five feet five inches tall and weighing about 155 lbs. He also has multiple tattoos on his neck and forearms.

George has been known to use the names James Daniel Mckenzie and James McCluskie as aliases; he also goes by the nickname, "Chucky."

Anyone with information regarding George is asked to contact Lee County CrimeStoppers at 1-888-522-7847.

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