ANDERSON — Police say a violent offender has been arrested in connection with a home invasion in which three people were injured.
On Friday, Anderson police arrested Tyrus Bryant, 29, at 10:15 a.m. when he checked in with his parole officer, said Chad Boynton, an assistant public information officer for the Anderson Police Department.
“We knew he was going to be meeting with him, so we were there waiting for him,” Boynton said.
Bryant, who resides in the 4400 block of Alhambra Drive, Anderson, was charged with a Class A felony for armed robbery, a Class A felony for burglary, a Class B felony for a serious violent felon in possession of a handgun, two counts of a Class B felony for criminal confinement and two counts of a Class D felony for pointing a firearm.
In July he was released from prison, where he was serving time on a 2004 conviction in an armed robbery and criminal confinement case.
Boynton said Bryant, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 260 pounds was the larger of the two men who broke into a home in the 1900 block of Fletcher Street at about 10:15 a.m. on Monday. A second man, who police describe as between 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 160 to 170 pounds and in his 20s, is being sought in connection with the case.
The two men allegedly forced their way into the home from a rear entrance seeking money and drugs, police say.
A woman inside the residence was struck in the back of the head with a gun and two other men inside the residence at the time of the home invasion were also battered by Bryant and his accomplice, Boynton said. The woman was taken to the hospital where she received staples to close the wound to her head and released.