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2 arrested in Homewood home invasion

| Friday, May 16, 2008, 12:00 p.m.

Two men were arrested Thursday after a home invasion in Homewood that ended when the house was surrounded by heavily armed city police officers.

The men -- tentatively identified as Melvin Jones, 28, and Mark Daniels, 29, whose addresses are not known -- will be charged with a variety of crimes in the incident in the 7700 block of Fleury Way, city police spokeswoman Diane Richard said.

A 71-year-old resident of the home was taken to the hospital for treatment of a deep laceration over his left eye suffered when he was pistol-whipped by one of the suspects. A 19-year-old woman who lives at the home was not hurt.

The injured man told police that when he arrived home he was accosted by Jones and Daniels, who were hiding behind a fence. The men, armed with a .45-caliber handgun, forced him into the house and demanded to know where he kept his safe.

The woman called 911 at 5:19 p.m. to report the home invasion. Some police street response unit officers were in the area and went to the house, Richard said.

Officers began chasing Daniels, who was running from the house and subdued him with a stun gun, Richard said.

The two residents came out of the house, but Jones refused to surrender until officers from the city's Special Emergency Response Team surrounded the house and a negotiator arrived.

Daniels surrendered about 6 p.m.

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