One of the two defendants in a January home invasion in Edmond has entered the state prison system. The other defendant has a court date later this month.
In January, an Oklahoma City man and a juvenile were arrested after a home invasion and pursuit that ended with the getaway car crashing into a west Edmond utility pole, police said in a previous report by The Edmond Sun.
Two residents were home in the Coffee Creek Estates area in northwest Edmond when someone knocked on the door, police said. One of the residents, a woman, went to answer the door; two young men were there, police said.
One of them asked the victim if she needed some yard work done, police said. After she said she didn’t need any yard work, the young men kicked in the door and entered the house, police said.
The young men took the residents to another area of the home and held them at gunpoint for at least 15 minutes, adding kidnapping to the list of offenses, police said. The suspects ransacked the house and took numerous items out of the house, police said.
After entering a plea of guilty in May, Kylen Terrell Whitehorn, 18, formerly of Oklahoma City, began serving his sentence on July 5 at the Oklahoma City Community Correctional Center, 315 W. I-44 Service Road, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections online offender database.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater charged Whitehorn with felony counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, first-degree burglary, concealing stolen property, three counts of robbery with a firearm and two counts of kidnapping.
Whitehorn’s sentence is scheduled to end on Jan. 24, 2022. His first parole hearing date is scheduled for June 6, 2020.
On Feb. 8, co-defendant Deauntre Daiquan Smith, 17, of Edmond, was charged with a variety of charges related to the incident including aggravated attempting to elude a police officer and leaving the scene of a motor collision without stopping and giving required information.
Scott Anderson, Smith’s attorney, could not be reached for comment.
On Feb. 13, Smith appeared in court and entered a plea of not guilty. His bond was set at $250,000.
On Aug. 14, he is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing conference and youthful offender certification.
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