Six individuals allegedly attacked homeowners in the south end of the county while looking for an individual inside the residence on Friday just after midnight.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to an address in the south end of the county in reference to a reported burglary in progress. Upon their arrival, deputies came in contact with the homeowners who told them that they were awakened by a loud noise coming from just outside the home where there were several individuals on the front porch attempting to gain entry by forcing the front door open.
When the door opened, the residents were attacked by the group who stated they were looking for a particular family member, investigators said.
Deputies made six arrests in connection to the incident.
“This was an isolated incident and not a random event,” said Investigator Patrick Murdock. “We believe all parties knew each other, and there is no immediate danger to the public.”
Since two of the suspects are minors, their names were not released by law enforcement.
The following individuals were taken into custody:
Brandon Honaker, 18, of Kelso, was charged with criminal responsibility for the conduct of another. He was held on $8,000 bond.
Henry Parks, 18, of Flintville, was charged with DUI, underage consumption and criminal responsibility for the conduct of another. He was held at the Lincoln County Jail on $2,000 bond.
Ethan Garrett Pigg, 18, of Fayetteville, was charged with possession with underage consumption, driving on a suspended license, DUI, disorderly conduct, violation of the open container laws, aggravated burglary and three counts of assault. He was held on $4,250 bond.
Thomas Lee Moorehead, 18, of Fayetteville, was charged with minor in possession of alcohol. He was released on his own recognizance.
Officers who made the arrests were Deputy Owen Blackwelder, K-9 Deputy Mike McGuire and Deputy David Houk.