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Three suspects who were allegedly responsible for a break-in at Mariah Carey's home near Atlanta have been arrested.

Sandy Springs Police Department said the three male suspects are linked to a plethora of home invasions in Sandy Springs, an affluent suburb north of Atlanta.

Police flew to Miami, Florida to interview the three suspects, 24-year-old Jeremy Caldwell, Terryion Anderson and Jalen Huff.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the three suspects were arrested in Miami in connection with the burglary of Mariah's home and several other home invasions in the Atlanta area.

The suspects were part of a larger burglary ring of thieves who targeted the homes of celebrities and pro athletes when they were out of town.

The victims include Carey, reality TV star Marlo Hampton, and jailed rapper Gunna.
 
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A group of suspects were arrested following Hampton's home break-in back in July.

Carey's home break-in occurred while she was vacationing with her boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka, and her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, in Capri on July 27.

She snapped a selfie and posted it on social media on July 16, with the caption, "Taking a picture before the humidity foils my hair here in Capri."

Investigators say burglars monitored celebrity social media pages and took note of stars who were out of town.

Carey's $5.65 million mansion features nine-bedrooms, a pool, tennis court and a playground.

The mansion was purchased by Carey through a trust in 2021.

The pop singer said she was, "so grateful for the detectives who arrived on the scene immediately" when her burglar alarm service notified them of a break-in.

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The home was rented by actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson while he was in Atlanta working on a movie in 2020.

He made headlines when he ripped the wrought iron gate off its stone pillars with his bare hands during a power outage that trapped him on the property.

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Kenya Moore (R) is calling out Marlo Hampton (L) for lying about a home invasion that allegedly occurred earlier this month.

If you recall, police arrested four gang members for a string of home invasions that targeted celebrities and pro athletes in the Atlanta metro area.

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Hampton, a longtime cast member of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta, claimed to be a victim of an attempted home invasion on July 1.

She claimed gang members kicked in the front door of her Sandy Springs home while she was at home.

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"When I heard the boom, when I heard my nephew scream — and I knew that scream was a scream of fear -- my heart dropped," Hampton told WSB-TV.

Hampton said Sandy Springs police arrived within minutes of her 911 call, but the gang had already fled.

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But Kenya Moore is skeptical of Hampton's claims.

Moore questions why Hampton failed to mention details of the break-in to her fellow cast members.

In a tweet, Moore noted that Hampton withheld crucial information that could "possibly help keep" the other cast members safe.

"Happy no one was hurt... but she took the time to withhold information from the cast that could possibly help keep us safe, but was happy to release details in interviews. #rhoa #fake".

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In another tweet, Moore clarified that Hampton initially texted the cast members and informed them about what happened, however, Hampton was hesitant to provide details about the home invasion during a conference call with the RHOA cast.

"So she had sent in a text message to all of us that it happened so then I asked in that same thread, asked everyone to get on a conference call. Schedule a conference call so that we all can talk about what happened or share our experiences on how to keep one another safe. I had a security expert that I had scheduled for the call."

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Moore suggested that other cast members were "targeted" for home invasions.

"It seemed as though Kandi had an issue with a potential break-in then Marlo and then Drew like a few weeks after that so it seemed like it was you know us being targeted if you will. So that was my thing about us being safe."

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Moore was annoyed that Hampton ran to the news media with her claims, while holding back information from her co-workers.

"So if you have some additional information that you can share, you should share it because this is a group that whether we like it or not, we're all on television and we are the 'Housewives'... Initially she said she couldn't share and then somehow she shared it with the world before she shared it with us. So that's what I was speaking to."

Why would Marlo lie about a home invasion?

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Police have arrested gang members who targeted the homes of rich and athletes around the metro Atlanta area.

Four gang members were arrested Sunday after attempting a burglary at a townhouse where one of rapper Future's baby mamas lives with her child.

One suspect was hospitalized after he tried to bail out of a moving car while fleeing, police say.

The four gang members may be linked to a series of violent home invasions targeting rich celebrities across metro Atlanta, WSBTV reported.

One of those celebrities is Marlo Hampton, longtime cast member of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta reality TV series.

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Gang members kicked in the front door of Hampton's Sandy Springs home on July 1.

"When I heard the boom, when I heard my nephew scream — and I knew that scream was a scream of fear -- my heart dropped," Hampton told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.

Hampton said she armed her security system before the gang kicked in her front door. Sandy Springs police arrived within minutes of her 911 call, but the gang had already fled.

"I just thank God and we're covered in the blood of Jesus and I'm here to share this story with you," Hampton told Winne.

Hampton gave a word of warning to other celebrities who show off their luxury lifestyles on social media.

"My main concern is, I want all the ladies ... I want everyone to be aware if you are posting, if you do have luxury items, be careful," she said.

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Authorities suspect the gang members may have also targeted the DeKalb County home of rapper Gunna, who is in jail awaiting trial on a RICO gang charge.

Investigators told Winne that the gang targets the homes of high-profile celebrities, professional athletes or social media influencers who post their lifestyles on the Internet.

Sandy Springs police are asking the public's help finding Jeremy Caldwell, a.k.a. J-Roc, an alleged gang ringleader wanted for 33 charges, including Sandy Springs home invasions.

"He's got a red falcon on the side of his right eye," said Sgt. Matt McGinnis with the Sandy Springs Police Department.

McGinnis advised the public not to approach Caldwell.

"They need to contact 911 immediately. He is considered armed and dangerous," McGinnis told Winne.

Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $12,000 for information leading to the arrest of Caldwell.

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Atlanta police said nearly $100,000 in cash was stolen from ex-NBA star Vince Carter's Buckhead mansion while his wife and kids were inside.

Carter's wife, Sondi Carter, called 911 around 11:50 p.m. Sunday to report she heard a loud noise and she feared someone was breaking into the 10,000-square-foot home off Northside Drive in Buckhead's affluent Tuxedo Park neighborhood.

According to the police report released Wednesday and obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sondi Carter was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises. They hid in a closet and she called 911, then texted her neighborhood patrol. A neighborhood patrol officer saw a man fleeing in a black SUV but was unable to catch him, The AJC reported.
 
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Two guns and more than $16,000 in cash were found discarded outside the home, police say.

Carter, 45, told police the recovered money was a small part of $100,000 in cash he kept in a bag in a closet, the report said.

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Police said a front window on the main house was shattered. Outside, officers found "a large amount of $100 bills spilled on the ground," along with a gold Desert Eagle handgun and a black Glock 26 pistol with an extended magazine, the police report said. The Desert Eagle gun was registered to Carter, but investigators believe the burglar was carrying the Glock and it fell when he fled the scene, the incident report said.

Carter married Ellen Rucker, a chiropractor, in July 2004. The couple divorced in 2006 and share one daughter. Carter and his wife Sondi Carter have a son and a daughter.

The 8-time All-Star guard/forward won the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year award as a member of the Toronto Raptors.

He played 5 years with the Brooklyn Nets (then in NJ) before moving on to play for the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Memphis Grizzlies.

He now works as a sports analyst for ESPN.

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The suspect who killed Jacqueline Avant during a home invasion accidentally shot himself in the foot with an AR-15 rifle while burglarizing another home minutes later.

Avant, 81, was fatally shot around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday during a home invasion burglary in the affluent Truesdale Estates.

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Jackie Avant, Clarence Avant's wife of 54 years, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Clarence Avant, 90, was at home, but uninjured during the home invasion.

An armed security guard posted at the Avant home was shot and wounded during the home invasion. He did not return fire.

Surveillance videos captured the suspect driving away from the Avant residence after shooting Mrs. Avant.

Minutes later, LAPD's Hollywood Division officers responded to a burglary call in the 6000 block of Graciosa Drive.

LAPD officers arrived to find Aariel Maynor, 29, hopping around in the backyard of the residence at about 3:30 a.m. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot.

Beverly Hills police Chief Mark Stainbrook said Maynor accidentally shot himself in the foot with an AR-15 while burglarizing the home on Graciosa Drive. The AR-15 is believed to be the murder weapon.

Stainbrook said an "astute watch commander" at the LAPD "put two and two together," and reached out to Beverly Hills PD about similarities between the two shootings.

Evidence collected at both crime scenes linked the two crimes.

Police said Maynor acted alone and there is no further threat to Truesdale Estate residents.

The suspect was taken to a hospital where he is being treated for the self-inflicted gunshot wound. He will be booked into jail once he is released from the hospital.

Maynor, of Los Angeles, is a gang banger with an extensive criminal history. He was out on parole at the time of the murder.

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An armed security guard was shot outside the home where Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend Clarence Avant, was shot and killed early Wednesday.

Jacqueline, 81, was fatally shot by a gunman who forced his way into the couple's Beverly Hills area mansion. Clarence Avant, 90, was at home but wasn't harmed, a source tells TMZ.

The security guard who was stationed outside the home was shot and wounded. He did not return fire, police say.

Beverly Hills police responded to a 911 call from the residence around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the upscale Truesdale estates.

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They found Mrs. Avant suffering from a single gunshot wound inside the residence. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital later that morning.

Police found a broken glass door at the rear of the mansion. They believe the home invaders targeted the elderly couple whose mansion is valued at $7 million.

Various upscale Los Angeles neighborhoods have been plagued by a string of "follow-home" robberies.

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Former BET host and actor Terrence "J" Jenkins, 39, was followed on his way home to his Sherman Oaks neighborhood by someone in an SUV who opened fire at his car around 3 a.m. on November 10. He managed to escape with his life.

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore announced that a police task force has been created to apprehend "follow-home" robbers.

California is also plagued by crowbar-wielding smash-and-grab burglars who invade high end stores such as Louis Vuitton and Nordstrom.

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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend Clarence Avant, was shot and killed during a home invasion in the Beverly Hills area. She was 81.

Clarence Avant, was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and was at home with his wife of 54 years when at least one suspect forced entry into the residence, TMZ reports.

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The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Trousdale Estates, an affluent area of Beverly Hills. A 911 caller told the dispatcher someone had been shot. Mrs. Avant was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A family source tells TMZ the people who broke into the house fired shots and hit Jacqueline Avant. Clarence Avant, 90, was not injured.

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Jackie and Clarence's daughter is Nicole Avant, who is married to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos.

Clarence, who owned various record labels and managed bold name artists, is affectionately known as the Godfather of Black Music.

He executive produced the film Save the Children, which was filmed at Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH Black Expo in Chicago in 1973.

On October 7, 2016, Avant received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jackie served as the President of the Neighbors of Watts, a support group that focused on child care. She was also on the Board of Directors of UCLA's International Student Center.

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Rapper Hitman Holla's girlfriend, Cinnamon, broke her silence after she was shot in the face by home invaders early Tuesday.

Cinnamon took to social media to update her followers on her condition.

"Honestly i really don't know what to say, but to give thanks to the man above!" She wrote. "Thank you Jesus thank you Jesus!!!. He really had his Angels watching over me & i also truly believe Binny Jr is one of Gods Angel. Binny saved me life.

"I never knew I was this strong until now!. I've never been so afraid in my life man, but i was covered by the blood of Jesus! I love yal so much! [sic]"

The "Wild 'N Out" star shared the news about the violent home invasion on social media on Tuesday.

"Last night 4 n***** broke & ran into our home.. And shot Cinnamon. Bullet went through her cheek and out the back of her head.. She's at the hospital now being strong ... Send prayers my way cause y'all couldn't imagine what I'm going through rite now.. Pray for me 2 cause I'm ready to lose it all."

He explained that the shooting occurred around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. He was on FaceTime with Cinnamon when the intruders broke in and opened fire.

"Imagine being on FaceTime [with] ya girl while being outta town & shes telling u it's ppl in the house at 1 in the morning so coaching her on what to do 1000 miles away. She showed courage & let off shots defending her home .. I'm so proud of how she was so brave .. I can't stop crying man plz send positive energy our way I need it y'all I really really need it I've never felt this kinda pain this message was for my fans family and friends all at once plz help us get through this."

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A Louisiana father-of-four was fatally shot when he confronted a teenager who climbed through a second floor window to see his underage daughter.

Dezmon Hamilton, 34, died from multiple gunshot wounds during the confrontation with 17-year-old Nicholas Mcquirter at his Hayfield Drive residence in Zachary on Sunday.

Police Chief David McDavid said the shooting happened around 8 a.m. when Mcquirter used a ladder to climb through an upstairs window. Mcquirter was there to visit his 14-year-old girlfriend.

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Police said the father heard a sound and went to investigate. Hamilton confronted Mcquirter and escorted him downstairs where an argument ensued. Both Hamilton and Mcquirter were armed and exchanged gunfire.

Police don't know who opened fire first. Hamilton had previously forbidden Mcquirter from seeing his daughter.

Mcquirter was wounded and transported to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. He will be booked on charges of second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Police Chief McDavid said the family moved to the house from an apartment complex after Mcquirter used a ladder to climb through their apartment window to see the then-13-year-old girl.

"So, this has been an ongoing issue," Chief McDavid said. "They was hoping to stop it, but it continued."
 

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Lil Durk's fiancée, India Cox reportedly exchanged gunfire in a shootout with several home invaders near Atlanta on Sunday morning, July 11.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, both Lil Durk, 28, and India, 26, discharged their firearms. But sources say only India fired her weapon.

The couple's toddler daughter was in the home at the time, but she was uninjured.

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Durk, real name Durk Banks, is awaiting attempted murder charges in Atlanta and is prohibited from owning or discharging a firearm.

The couple allegedly awoke to the sound of intruders breaking into their rented mansion at 5 a.m. in the Chateau Elan neighborhood of Braselton, Ga., about an hour northeast of Atlanta.

After they exchanged gunfire with the suspects, the intruders fled the home and remain at large. No injuries were reported.

Police say the home invasion was not random and the couple was targeted.

The home break-in occurred hours after federal agents allegedly "raided" Durk's home following a shooting in Atlanta. There were no charges.

Speculation is running rampant that Durk is a federal "snitch" since he was not arrested for having firearms in his home as a convicted felon.

Durk is out on bond following his arrest on attempted murder charges in 2019. Also arrested on the same charge was fellow Chicago gangster rapper King Von, who was killed outside a lounge in downtown Atlanta in November 2020.

Durk's older brother, OTF DThang, born Dontay Banks Jr., 32, was shot and killed following an argument at a strip club near Chicago in June.

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A 12-year-old boy shot and killed an intruder who shot his 73-year-old grandma during a home invasion robbery.

According to North Carolina officials, two masked men forced their way into a Goldsboro home and demanded money before shooting 73-year-old Linda Ellis.

"A 12-year-old juvenile occupant of the residence shot at the suspects with a firearm in self-defense, causing them to flee the area," said officials in a statement.

One of the suspects staggered to a nearby intersection where he collapsed. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police identified the deceased gunman as 19-year-old Khalil Herring, WRAL reported.

"Preliminary evidence suggest Khalil Herring was one of the two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery," wrote officials.

Ellis was hospitalized in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg

Randolph Bunn, the great-uncle of the boy, was in the home at the time of the intrusion.

"They came in the house, I open the door, I open it, and they came in there. One guy had a gun. They just put me down on the ground," he told ABC 11.

Bunn said the boy shot at the intruder who "just shot his grandma" and "would have shot him too, he would've shot me too, he would've killed us all".

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Ellis' great niece Chiquita Coley said, "I just couldn't believe she been shot because she's a good person."

"Why would somebody come into her house and do this? It's got to stop," said Coley.

"I don't know what they're thinking around here in Goldsboro, but it's got to stop," she added.

The boy will not be charged, but the investigation is ongoing, said officials.

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Jeffree Star's storybook romance with another woman's husband is apparently over.

The 34-year-old fashion designer and makeup artist took to his Instagram story to accuse Andre Marhold of stealing from him and refusing to answer his phone calls.

Jeffree accused Andre of robbing his Huntington Beach home and fleeing.

"Hey! Since you can't answer the phone right now, can you give me all the stuff back that you stole from my house?? What kind of lowlife f**king scum does that? Give it back!!! If you need a return label, just ask [crying laughing emojis]."

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Andre, 30, is a professional basketball player who has played for Germany's Giessen 46ers. He is probably out of the country by now.

Turnabout is fair game: Jeffree reportedly stole Andre from his baby mama, Emmanuella "Leezy" Chartol. Leezy fell apart when she saw a photo of her baby daddy sitting on Jeffree's lap. She poured her heart out on Instagram.

"My son matters. My son was so happy last week. Idc if it's about money but this hurts me a lot and affects my son," she wrote. "God please help me to keep my head up for my son cause this s**t is unreal. Please help me God to be strong for my son."

In a follow-up post, she wrote:

"Tell me what I've done to you? Tell me why to expose yourself but my son? Money? Cause I could work harder to make our life better. I was your ride and die, I could do anything to save our relationship. Anything."

 

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Rapper Silentó was arrested for allegedly walking into a home wielding a hatchet while searching for his girlfriend.

The 22-year-old rapper, who is best known for his hit "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)", was arrested after he allegedly barged into a random home in the Los Angeles area carrying a hatchet, ABC 7 reports.

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Residents inside the home tackled Silentó, real name Richard Hawk, and restrained him on the floor.

A friend arrived at the home and told Hawk he was in the wrong house. The two men fled before police arrived, TMZ reports.

Hawk was arrested about a block away from the home and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Hawk told police he was looking for his girlfriend.

The incident comes less than a day after Hawk was arrested in Santa Ana for a domestic disturbance call on MacArthur Boulevard, according to ABC 7.

His 2015 viral hit song "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" has garnered over 1.7 billion views on YouTube.
 

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DeKalb County police announced an arrest in the 2012 shooting death of 18-year-old Vanessa "Honey" Malone.

Donald Ash, 34, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, and was being held at the DeKalb County jail, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The DeKalb County police did not release details regarding how investigators linked Ash to Malone's murder.

Malone was shot multiple times when she walked into a Stone Mountain apartment and interrupted a home invasion in progress.

According to AJC.com, Malone entered a unit at Hampton Village Apartments on Tree Mountain Parkway and interrupted three to six armed robbers who had tied up the apartment's occupants.

The couple, who'd been in bed, said the men broke in armed with handguns and shotguns. Moments later, they heard Malone scream and gunshots rang out.

The woman told police she heard the men take Malone to the back of the apartment after the shots.

The couple waited several minutes before untying themselves and calling police, she said.

Malone's murder went viral on social media, and spawned a "Justice for Honey" Facebook group with 137,000 members.

Malone's cold case was featured on The Dr. Oz Show last month.

Last Friday, Malone's mother pleaded for justice for her daughter.

"You still have time to do the right thing and speak up," she wrote on Facebook. "I am just saying it would make you feel better and help get all those involved arrested."

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Yung Berg, who has a history of putting his hands on women, is crying foul over the latest allegation that he brutally pistol-whipped his "girlfriend" and broke her nose.

In response to the media coverage, Berg, real name Christian Ward, who also goes by Hitmaka, posted a statement from his lawyer on Instagram.com on Tuesday.

According to Ward's lawyer, Talia Tilley is not the rapper's girlfriend. She arrived at Ward's house around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. Ward's lawyer said Tilley knew the layout of his house and the grounds.

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Although it was late and 50-degrees outside, Tilley talked Ward into taking a dip in the Jacuzzi. After some physical intimacy, Tilley made a "calculated, unprovoked attack on Ward, slapping and punching him repeatedly," according to Ward's legal team.

Ward defended himself by retrieving a gun and delivering some street justice to his alleged attacker (Tilley).

In the middle of the assault by Tilley, Ward's ADT home alarm sounded at the back door. A Ring camera captured footage of two armed men jumping the back fence into Ward's yard and attempting to breach the back door. They were unsuccessful because of a heavy chain and lock on the door. Then the gunmen went around to the front of the house and tried to kick in the front door.

During the attempted home invasion, Ward glanced at Tilley's cell phone screen and noticed she was "sharing her location with an unknown person." The person was "calling and texting her before, during, and after this attempted home invasion robbery," the lawyer wrote.

Ward provided security videos and phone records to the LAPD to assist in their investigation of Tilley and the home invaders.

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