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Three jailed following home invasion


LIVINGSTON -- Three suspects were in custody and a fourth was being sought last week in connection with a home invasion in the Indian Springs subdivision near Livingston. Shondra Lorraine Lawson, 34, of Livingston; Christopher James Dorn, 17, of Livingston; and Carson Mahoney Smith, 22, of Livingston were all taken into custody Tuesday, Sept. 26, on warrants charging them with burglary of a habitation/intend other felony. A fourth suspect identified as Dalton Gip Wells also was being sought on a felony warrant issued for the same charge. Bonds for both Lawson and Dorn were set at $25,000 each, but Lawson was ordered held without bond on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant issued by San Jacinto County on May 13. Smith's bond was set at $10,000. All three remained in the Polk County Jail last week. The three suspects in custody were all arrested at their Indian Springs residences. Wells also was identified as a resident of the Indian Springs subdivision. According to Polk County Sheriff Kenneth Hammack, his office received a call on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from a man who reporting he had been assaulted and kidnapped from his home in Indian Springs. He reported he was eventually able to break free from his captors, and then made his way through the woods to a home off Richardson Road. The victim was transported to CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial- Livingston for treatment of injuries and was later released. While at the hospital, the victim told detectives that unknown persons entered his home by force where they removed items. They also forced him into a vehicle where, during a couple of hours, he was bound with tape and assaulted by four individuals described as one white female and three white males. Detectives are asking any person with information in the home invasion in the Indian Springs Subdivision to contact Lt. Craig Finegan at the sheriff's office at (936) 329- 9028 or Polk County Crime Stoppers at (936) 327-7867 where those providing information do not have to give their name and can receive cash rewards for tips leading to an arrest.


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