Shelby County break-in

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Three people wanted in a North Shelby County home invasion were arrested Thursday in Bessemer, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Charged are Dahchon Joseph Nelson, 20 of Bessemer; Irby Martinez Cain, 44 of Fairfield; and Tammy Diane Scruggs, 33 of Birmingham.

Police say the trio broke into a home on Corsair Drive, just off of Caldwell Mill Road.

All three now face one count of first-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree robbery. As of Monday afternoon they were in the Shelby County jail on bond of more than $2.3 million each.

Sheriff dispatchers received a call of the break-in around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Upon arrival, deputies found a 16-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy tied up, but otherwise unharmed. Police say the girl was a resident of the home and that the boy arrived while the robbery was in progress.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division notified surrounding law enforcement agencies about the home invasion. Around three hours later ,Bessemer police pulled over the getaway car. Nelson, Cain and Scruggs were arrested without incident.

Sheriff Chris Curry said the case is still under investigation and that it isn’t clear whether there was any connection between the suspects and their victims.

&8220;We are still working on any aspects of why these people were chosen,&8221; said Curry.

Curry also thanked the Bessemer police department for its help with the case