MONTGOMERY, AL -- Two men from Clayton pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a a home invasion in Troy that took place in October 2009 in which victims were beaten with pistols and sexaully assaulted.
Anthony Perrie Turner, 24, and Kendrick Katrell Thoma, 25,s admitted that they along with Thomas' older brother Ronald Demarkus Thomas, 26, forced their way into a residence occupied by six people. They demanded money and car keys at gunpoint. Several victims were beaten and pistol-whipped and two women inside the residence were sexually assaulted. The three assailants then fled in the victims' car.
It is a federal crime to take a vehicle from another person by force, violence and intimidation with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm. Federal law also prohibits the use of a firearm during and in futherance of a carjacking. The crime is punishable by up to life in prison.