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SHERRY LONG
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OVILLA - Four Dallas men were arrested in Ovilla Tuesday, Nov. 7 following a home invasion.

A fifth suspect got away.

Marriece Bagley, Eevin Wright, Artavius Bell and Roderick Johnson were being held at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center after each was charged with a first-degree felony of burglary of a habitation

Punishment for such a crime could include up to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Their bonds were set at $25,000 each.

Bell and Wright were also detained for several outstanding traffic warrants from the Dallas County area.

According to Ovilla Police Chief Mike Moon, the responding officer arrived about 12:50 p.m. on a suspicious vehicle and suspicious persons call at 637 E. Highland.

A Chevy Impala and Chevy Tahoe were found running in the driveway of the home after the officer arrived, Moon said.

'This house was targeted,' Moon said, noting there were no rash of home invasions occurring in Ovilla.

'One of the people living in the house came to the door ... opened the door and mouthed ‘help' to the officer.'

As the officer called for backup, the five intruders ran out the back door trying to escape from police.

Believing the suspects were armed and dangerous, several law enforcement agencies including the Midlothian Police Department, a Texas State Trooper and Ellis County Sheriff's deputies responded.

'If it wasn't for them we wouldn't have been able to catch the people we caught,' Moon said.

When the suspects were captured by 2:30 p.m. there were no weapons found.

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