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Two charged in 2008 Henderson home invasion

Posted October 27, 2010

— A federal grand jury has indicted two more men in connection with a 2008 home invasion in which a Henderson man was shot, according to court documents.

Ernest Augustus Hawkins, 33, of 1753 Old Norlina Road, and Reginald Love Brown, 35, face federal charges of conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery, Hobbs Act robbery and possessing firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence. The U.S. Hobbs Act refers to robberies that affect interstate commerce.

Police said that Hawkins was arrested Tuesday and placed in federal custody. Brown was already in state prison, serving time on assault charges in an unrelated case, according state Department of Correction records.

The indictment states that Hawkins and Brown planned and participated in a home invasion at 615 Alexander Ave. in Henderson on May 20, 2008. The indictment accuses Brown of shooting Preston Williams in the chest. Police said that Williams and five other people were bound with duct tape.

Three other suspects – Fredrick Lamarca Hunt, Orlando Harris, 19, both of Oxford, and James Alvin Fisher, of Henderson – have pleaded guilty in connection with the robbery, according to court records. They were awaiting sentencing.

The robbery has been investigated jointly by Henderson police and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.


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  • llwinstonjr Oct 27, 2010

    its sad

  • Just the facts mam Oct 27, 2010

    Such nice fellas... Their mama must be so proud of them!!!

  • jbarron4950 Oct 27, 2010

    Home invasion and rape should = death penalty!.....mrman2a

    Unless I'm reading the wrong story, there is no mention of rape. Where did that come from? If necessary people, please try reading the story more than once so that you can comprehed what it actually states. This is how lies and distortions get started.

  • crustyhalo Oct 27, 2010

    BigUNCFan......guns guns guns

  • mrman2a Oct 27, 2010

    Home invasion and rape should = death penalty!

  • BigUNCFan Oct 27, 2010

    I am all for a long sentence but what does this have to do with interstate commerce. More info please.