5:00a.m.-A home invasion Monday night in the San Jacinto County Subdivision of Trails End was the scene of a gruesome home invasion. Just before 11 p.m. four white males believed to be associated with the Arian Brotherhood were responsible for a home invasion. Unlike most home invasions where they are in and out, this group, using a pair of hedge clippers cut off the home owners index finger and fled the scene.
Alerts were put out to watch for a dark color car. Several minutes later a Cleveland Police Officer who was just leaving the Valero at SH 105 and US 59 spotted a car matching the description.
Calling for backup the officer followed the vehicle onto US 59 and attempted a traffic stop. As the vehicle traveled northbound, one of the passengers threw a large white object out the window. They were finally stopped on the northern Cleveland City Limits.
Once backup arrived from both Cleveland and San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Units the suspects were taken into custody.
The Cleveland Fire Department was called out to help search the roadway from SH 105 north for any sign of a finger.
At 3 a.m. the search was called off when nothing was found.
San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate.
5:00 p.m.-The San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office have identified the suspects in the home invasion on Devon Road in Trails End Subdivision Monday night. Jason Skolaski, 34 of Diboll, formerly of Magnolia; Ned Alan Smith, 42, of Diboll along with his juvenile son and Shannon Michael Kasper, 20,of Diboll.
According to the report the group pulled up to the house they entered and robbed the homeowners of a cell phone and several hundred dollars in cash. As one of the residents fled through a window one of the suspects took out a pair of hedge shears and cut the victims index finger at the knuckle.
Witnesses were able to give a description to San Jacinto County Deputy Mike Kolek and advised the vehicle was heading from Trails End toward SH 105.
Cleveland Police Sgt. Edwards was at the Valero on SH 105 at US 59 when he spotted a car matching the description turning north on the service road. The patrol unit followed the vehicle until he reached FM 2025 when he activated his emergency lights. It was at that point something was thrown out the window of the car.
The suspects were taken into custody at North Washington and US 59. The three adult males were transported to the San Jacinto County Jail and are charged with Aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity. The 15-year-old was taken to the Montgomery County Juvenile Center.
As the victim was transported to the hospital, Cleveland Fire Department along with four officer searched the shoulder of US 59 from SH 105 to North Washington on foot. At 3 a.m. the search was called off when the finger was not found.
The three males are reported to be members of the Aryan Brotherhood..