Killeen: Five Held In Connection With Home Invasion

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

KILLEEN (April 2, 2013)-Three men and two woman were held Tuesday in the Bell County Jail charged in connection with a Friday night home invasion robbery in Killeen.

John Ebio, 58, Donna Marie Taitano Sannicolas, 29, Dean Anderson Mantanona, 34, Peter Schraff Cruz, 44, and Katrina Mantanona Cruz, 30, were listed on the Bell County Jail log in connection with the incident.

Ebio, who showed a home address in San Antonio, was ordered held on a $100,000 bond charged with aggravated robbery.

Sannicolas, of Temple, was ordered held on bonds totaling $101,500 charged with aggravated robbery and theft.

Mantanona, Peter Schraff Cruz and Katrina Mantanona Cruz, all of Killeen, were ordered held on $100,000 bond each charged with aggravated robbery.

Killeen police, in an affidavit signed by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, reported officers were sent at about 7:30 p.m. Friday to an address in the 4900 block of Addie Drive after a caller reported several people had broken into a home while the resident was there and had demanded money.

When officers arrived the resident reported a group of people had broken into her home and demanded money that one said was owed her for work she did for the victim.

One of the attackers knocked at the victim's door but when the victim denied the attacker entry, she and her friends forced their way inside the house.

Police were able to identify five suspects and within less than an hour had all five in custody.

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