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Anderson: Suspect in March home invasion arrested
Sheriffs deputies located Robert L. Carnes hiding at his mothers home Sunday; both face charges
Kelly Carnes - photo by Special
    After being on the run for five months, a man Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said was involved in a March 30 home invasion attack is behind bars.
    Robert L. Carnes, 27, was found hiding at his mother's Prosser Road home Sunday, he said. The mother, Kelly Carnes, was also arrested, charged with obstruction and hindering the apprehension of a criminal, because she tried hiding Robert Carnes, he said.
    Carnes and another man, Jason Ladelle Clees, 31, Union Street, Newington, beat 43-year-old Ricky Brogdon with a board at a  Mike Brannen, Road residence during the March 30 attack, Anderson said. Brogdon suffered a broken rib and punctured lung during the attack.
    Clees was arrested several days later in Effingham County on charges of aggravated assault and burglary, he said. However, Carnes remained at large for several months. Deputies acting on tips located him Sunday and apprehended him, taking him to the Bulloch County Jail, along with Ms. Carnes.
    Both are being held without bond, according to jail records.

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