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Six arrested in Carroll County armed home invasion

Three men and three minors are under arrest

CARROLL COUNTY, Va. – Carroll County deputies arrested three men and three minors after an armed home invasion in the Austinville community. 

It happened around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, at a home on Pleasant View Road. 

The homeowner told police that several armed, masked men came into the home looking for the homeowner's son. The owner said that several of the men came in through the front door while several others positioned themselves at the back door. 

The homeowner also told police that one of the men put a gun up to a child's head and covered the child's mouth to muffle the screams. 

According to police, the group asked where the homeowner's son was. After the homeowner gave them a possible location, the group took two cellphones from the home and left toward the Galax city limits on Glendale Road. 

Deputies searched the Glendale Road area to try to find the men. While there, the owner of another home told them that the armed men had searched it, as well. 

Authorities were in the Laurel area speaking to the first victim when a red car came by the house. The victim recognized the driver as one of the people involved in the home invasion. Deputies arrested three men and three minors in the car after finding two guns and several knives, along with hoodies and bandanas. 

Twenty-year-old Galax resident Michael David Owens, 18-year-old Hillsville resident Kacey Alec Reynolds and 18-year-old Zaccheaus Nathaniel Jones-Frost, of Claudeville, have the same charges. They are all charged with armed home invasion, three counts of kidnapping children, grand larceny, and gun charges. They are charged with contributing to the delinquency of three minors, as well. 

Owens, Reynolds and Jones-Frost are being held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail. Three juveniles are also charged.