The final two suspects in the violent home invasion robbery of a 75-year-old Maplewood woman have been charged with ransacking her home and choking her.
Shonice L. Harmon, 23, of Minneapolis, was charged Friday in Ramsey County District Court with two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and one count each of kidnapping and first-degree burglary.
Kenwone D. Pruitt, 20, of Albert Lea, Minn., was charged via arrest warrant Friday with the same counts.
Police say the victim was leaving her townhouse on Jan. 2 when Harmon approached her asking to use the phone. When she declined, Harmon held her at gunpoint and called her two accomplices, who ransacked the home, tied up the victim, and stole jewelry and credit cards before choking her to unconsciousness.
Deandre V. Wims, 25, of St. Paul, was arrested Tuesday and charged earlier this week for his alleged role in the crime. He faces the same counts as Harmon and Pruitt, and an additional count of financial transaction card fraud for allegedly using the victim's stolen credit card and a card stolen in a different burglary.
Police initially encountered all three suspects in the traffic stop that resulted in Wims' arrest, but did not detain Harmon or Pruitt at the time. Harmon was arrested late Wednesday, while Pruitt remains at-large.
According to the criminal complaints:
Once inside the home, Wims and Pruitt ripped the phone cords from the wall, while Harmon took the victim's driver's license and credit cards.
After taking the victim's watch and an opal ring, one of the male suspects demanded that she lie between her bed and dresser.
Harmon allegedly told police that Wims tried to choke the woman with a piece of clothing but that it didn't work. That's when Pruitt used his arm to choke the woman to unconsciousness, dropping her so that she hit her head on a table as she fell.
Harmon said that she and her accomplices then went to a gas station, a pawnshop, Taco Bell and the Maplewood Mall. Wims allegedly pawned the victim's ring.
Charges say Wims and Pruitt were captured on surveillance video at Macy's in the mall using the victim's stolen credit card and a card stolen from a December burglary. The robbery and burglary both occurred in the 1700 block of Gervais Avenue.