Sunday, June 24, 2018
Public safety

Man wanted in Holiday home invasion turns himself in

HOLIDAY— A 19-year-old man turned himself in Wednesday to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in connection with a home invasion on Jan. 28 where a

16-year-old girl was accidentally shot .

Officials said Anthony Stephens Jr. was one of the men involved in the home invasion at 3326 Garfield Drive, a residence Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco called a "drug house."

Six people were in the home at the time of the invasion. During the incident, occupant Antonios Kourounis, 19, raised his shotgun at the assailants. But instead of shooting the intruders, he accidentally shot a 16-year-old who was staying the night at the house.

Deputies said the girl was struck in the shoulder.

Stephens and two others fled the scene.

Before helping the teen who was shot, people in the house started moving marijuana out, authorities said.

Stephens faces charges of home invasion robbery with a firearm, two counts of aggravated assault and auto burglary with simple battery.

Deshawn Hayes, 18, was previously arrested facing one count of attempted home invasion. The home owner, Karen Lynn Clark, and another resident, Colton Conrad, were also arrested on charges of child neglect, drug possession and violation of probation charges.

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