Three armed robbery suspects are (left to right): Cameron Corrie, Gavin Mays, and James Planitz. Marion County Sheriff’s Department photos.
The Marion County State’s Attorney’s office has charged three 18-year-olds with three Class X felony charges, including two counts of home invasion and a single count of armed robbery following an incident at a Sandoval home early Tuesday morning.
Bond was set at $250,000 apiece for 18-year-old Gavin Mays of South Pearl in Salem and 18-year-old James Planitz of Tonti Road in Odin, and at $300,000 for 18-year-old Cameron Corrie of Salem Mobile Home Park.
Marion County State’s Attorney Bill Milner said during a probable cause statement in court Thursday that the victim had put an Xbox he had for sale on Snap Chat. Mays reportedly replied he wanted to buy it and the victim made arrangements to meet them at a friend’s house in the 300 block of East Oklahoma in Sandoval.
Milner said after the three were left into the home, Gavin struck the victim with a closed fist and the other two started striking him as well. Two guns were believed to have been pointed at the victim and another man in the home. The three left after allegedly taking the victim’s wallet which contained $2,000 and a backpack that contained the Xbox.
Milner reported the victim knew the three and provided their names to police. They were allegedly located later in the vehicle they allegedly used in the home invasion. One gun that matched the description of one displayed at the home was recovered along with a smaller amount of cash.
Milner said the victim had bruising to the face as if struck. However, he did not receive any medical treatment.
There were two witnesses in the home that reportedly witnessed the altercation.
Corrie was appointed the public defender, while Planitz and Mays said they planned to hire their own attorney. All three are due back in court on October 16th for a preliminary hearing.
While only one of the three had a prior record, Milner told Judge Marc Kelley he felt a high bond was justified due to the nature of the charges. The judge concurred.