BREAKING: Investigators Looking for Fourth Suspect in Home Invasion

UPDATE (2 p.m.) – The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office provided new information in the home invasion shooting Thursday in Theodore.

According to deputies, the homeowner was shot by a male suspect with a shotgun who was trying to break into his home on Thomas Road. The homeowner told deputies that the man was joined by two other females, which have been identified as Casey Gann and Chasatie Dulabhan. The man has been identified as 19-year-old Joseph Heathcock.

The homeowner returned fire and struck three of the suspects.

Authorities are still looking for another suspect who deputies say is a black male who participated in the home invasion.

Heathcock and Gann appeared in court on Friday where they were taken into the courtroom in wheelchairs. Judge George Hardesty denied bond to both suspects. Dulabhan did not appear in court and remains hospitalized.

The homeowner told deputies that two weeks ago that his home was burglarized and all of his medication was stolen.

The three suspects in custody, including Heathcock, Gann and Dulabhan, are all charged with assault second-degree, robbery first-degree, burglary first-degree and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

If you have any information about the home invasion, please call 251-574-8633.

UPDATE: 11:00 a.m.: Judge George Hardesty also denied bond for 19-year-old Joseph Heathcock. He is one of four suspects in the home invasion Thursday afternoon in the Theodore. Heathcock faces several charges including robbery first-degree, assault first-degree and discharging a gun into an occupied home.

19-year-old Joseph Heathcock

UPDATE: 9:44 a.m.: No Bond for Casey Ray Gann, Home Invasion Suspect Shot by Homeowner in Theodore Thursday. Gann was arrested Wednesday night and charged with one count of robbery first-degree.

29-year-old Casey Gann

UPDATE:  8:26 a.m.: The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are looking for a fourth suspect in a botched home invasion involving a war veteran and confirm that witnesses say there was a black male suspect in the car at the time of the home invasion.

Three suspects were arrested near the home on Thomas Road in Theodore Thursday evening.  Captain Paul Burch of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says the homeowner is a 67-year-old man who was shot in the home invasion attempt, but managed to return fire hitting three suspects.

As of Friday morning, Chasatie Dulabhan was still hospitalized with injuries from the gunshot wound.  Two other suspects, Casey Gann and Joseph Heathcock, were released from the hospital and booked into Mobile Metro Jail.

News 5 cameras saw the homeowner being rolled out of the home on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance.  He appeared to be conscious with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators have not released the identity of the fourth suspect, who is believed to be the get-away driver in the home invasion plan.

The war veteran who reportedly returned fire after being shot in the alleged home invasion attempt.





Two of the suspects shot in the home invasion attempt escaped and wound up outside a Dollar General store on Dauphin Island Parkway, according to investigators.



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