FORT MYERS, Fla.- Two more teenaged suspects have been arrested in connection with a June 2011 robbery and rape case. A 16-year-old and 17-year-old, both of Fort Myers, have been charged with home invasion robbery and sexual battery with multiple perpetrators.
Jenieka Ford, 19, arrested last month, remains in custody at the Lee County Jail under $120,000 dollars bond.
The fourth and final suspect has been identified and charges are pending further investigation.
On June 14th, deputies responded to a complaint of a home invasion at the Lehigh Acres residence. The two victims, husband and wife, reported that someone rang their doorbell between 10:00 and 10:30 pm. The male victim asked who was there and a female voice asked him for some "trees." The male victim said he did not have any "trees" and cracked the door open to see who the female was. The female then asked for some "smoke" to which the male victim responded he did not have any marijuana. The female then walked away from the door to the side of the house.
Uneasy about the visit from an unknown female, the male victim decided he was going to get a gun. As he got into his vehicle, a male emerged from the darkness and put a gun to the victim's head. The suspect demanded the victim knock on the door of his residence to gain entrance. When the wife opened the door, the suspects, three males and the female, stormed the house.
Once inside, one male suspect beat the male victim in the head with a firearm and then locked the male victim in the bathroom. The female victim was taken into the bedroom and sexually battered by two other suspects. Afterward, both victims were further battered by the suspects.
Eventually, the female victim was able to escape out the window and run to a neighbor's house for help. The male victim was able to gain control of the gun, but the suspects escaped.
During the five month investigation, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit/Robbery Unit were able to develop four suspects in this case. Detectives were able to catch up to Ford, the 16-year-old suspect and the 17-year-old suspect, who were each arrested and charged with Home Invasion with a Firearm and Sexual Battery with Multiple Perpetrators.