3 Teens Charged As Adults In Home Invasion 11-24-2010 - WNEM TV 5

3 Teens Charged As Adults In Home Invasion 11-24-2010

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced on Wednesday that he has charged three Flint teenagers as adults in connection with a break-in at a the home of a 93-year-old woman on Monday.
Leyton said the incident led to one of the teens being shot in the leg by a police officer.
Leyton said that around 8 p.m. on Monday, the woman’s neighbor called 911 to report three people who were seen removing a screen from the back of the woman’s home in the area of Begole and Seneca streets in Flint.
When officers arrived on the scene, Flint police said they found two suspects, later identified as Deonte Issac Gray, 15, of Flint, and D’Angelo Simmons, 14, of Flint, fleeing on foot and a chase ensued.
Police reports indicate that Gray had a gun and fired at the officers as he was fleeing, and the officers returned fire, shooting him in the leg.
Police said they also used a Taser gun on Gray before he was apprehended and arrested.
After a short chase, Simmons was also apprehended by police and arrested.
The third suspect in the case, Delontay Jamal McCraw, 15, of Flint, was found by police hiding in the woman’s basement and he also was arrested.
Police said they discovered the homeowner asleep in her bed. Her home had been ransacked and several doors were damaged.
Leyton has charged all three teenagers as adults. McCraw and Simmons have each been charged with one count of first-degree home invasion. Gray has been charged with assault with intent to murder, first-degree home invasion and a felony firearm charge.
Given the ages of the defendants, adult sentencing is not automatic and would have to go through a circuit court hearing process to take effect.
“The youth in our community need to know, if you do adult-type crimes, you will be prosecuted in adult fashion and you will pay the price,” said Leyton. “We’re not playing kids games here and teenagers will be charged as adults to the fullest extent of the law based on the evidence and the facts of each individual case."
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