Three nabbed for home-invasion robbery

The men suspected of robbing three South Kitsap residents after allegedly hog-tying them in their home appeared in Kitsap County Superior Court to face formal charges Monday.

Jeremy Adam Sanford, 26, and Dwayne Gregory Lee Hulley, 30, both of South Kitsap, pleaded not guilty to one charge each of first-degree robbery and taking a motor vehicle without permission in the second degree.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the suspects — Sanford on Friday and Hulley early Sunday morning — following a two-week investigation into an invasion-style robbery of a home on the 3000 block of SW Lake Helena Road on Nov. 23.

Prior to the arrests, detectives had recovered a substantial amount of the items reported stolen from the house.

Also charged in connection with the case was Jeremiah James Hicks, 25, another South Kitsap resident. Hicks was arrested Thursday and arraigned Friday on a first-degree robbery charge.

According to the prosecutor’s office, Sanford and Hulley face more charges because they are believed to have gone inside the home.

According to the police report, the victims — which included a five-year-old child — called 911 shortly after 10 a.m. to report that three men forced their way into the house and robbed them at gunpoint.

The adults said the robbers “hog-tied” them with handcuffs and “zip ties,” but left the child unrestrained while they made off in one of the residents’ 2001 Kia Sportage with an unspecified amount of valuables, including jewelry and coins.

The residents reported being unharmed and able to untie themselves, and the car was later found torched and abandoned several hours later on the 9700 block of Phillips Road, south of Mullenix Drive, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department.

All three suspects are being held on $100,000 bail.

Hicks’ trail is set to begin Jan. 26; Sanford and Hulley are scheduled to go to trial the first week of February.

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