Teens arrested for beating, home invasion
EDMOND, Okla. — Three Edmond teens have been arrested following a violent home invasion overnight.
The 19-year-old victim is recovering from the beating.
Two of the suspects, Olivia Daukei and Chris Carter, both 18, are accused of the violent crime.
The victim suffered a concussion, as well as cuts and bruises to his head, back and arms.
The teen will be OK.
His mom said there is a lesson to be learned from the violent crime.
“It’s a scary world anyway, so when something like this happens, you’re really afraid. You’re not safe in your own home,” Ronda Hamilton said.
The robbery and beating in a normally peaceful neighborhood began when the victim invited Daukei inside his home.
Daukei then allegedly helped Brown and a second juvenile sneak in through the back door.
“He saw one and was wrestling with him then the other came out of my bedroom and they beat him,” Hamilton said.
“This was clearly a setup. They planned this. This wasn’t a random crime in Edmond,” Jenny Monroe said, with the Edmond police department.
Police quickly tracked the suspects to a nearby Edmond home and recovered the victim’s stolen items.
“You know, it’s a bad deal. He was certainly not raised that way,” Carter’s grandmother said.
Carter’s grandmother didn’t deny what happened but said the teen suspects just made a bad decision.
“It was not a smart move at all,” the grandmother said.
“I told him he’s too trusting,” Hamilton said.
The victim’s mom and Edmond police agree, all kids need to be careful who they invite into their home.
“Absolutely you need to be careful who you’re friends with,” Monroe said.
“I try to tell him that but young people don’t realize that. They think they’re invincible. You have to be cautious at all times,” Hamilton said.