ALBANY ALBANY — The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit arrested a burglary victim following a home invasion incident on Ingleside Drive early Wednesday.
Keith Mitchell, 31, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after further investigation into the incident.
Warrants against Tasha Mitchell, 36, were still pending Wednesday afternoon.
Albany Police Department officials said in initial reports that Tasha Mitchell was injured after four invaders kicked in the front door of her home at 204 N. Ingleside Drive. According to APD reports, which set the time at 2:37 a.m., the four demanded money and searched the residence.
Several items were recovered by APD officers in an alley a short distance from the home. The items included a television, a laptop and approximately one pound of marijuana. The ADDU recovered approximately $17,000 in cash from inside the home.
Authorities with the ADDU confirmed that Keith Mitchell and Tasha Mitchell are husband and wife.
Officers initially responded to the location in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon their arrival, contact was made with the victim and her children — who range from age 6 to 16. Tasha Mitchell said family members were asleep when the four suspects made forced entry into their residence with hand guns and stole property.
During the incident, one of the suspects struck Tasha Mitchell in the head with an unknown object while making demands for money.
Tasha Mitchell received a laceration to her head as a result of the assault. The suspects fled the scene. Paramedics responded to the scene and treated her for the injury.
While conducting the initial investigation of the incident, a strong odor of marijuana was noted throughout the residence, police said. Officers canvassed the area in an attempt to find the suspects. The suspects were located, but officers lost sight of the them during a foot chase.
Officers were successful in recovering the stolen items, including the suspected marijuana. The ADDU was notified. At that point, Keith Mitchell was arrested.
None of the four people who entered the home had been captured as of Wednesday afternoon.