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DeKalb police arrest 2 in apartment robbery

Published: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Darius Spencer, 20, of DeKalb, is accused of home invasion.
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Torree Fair, 21, of DeKalb, has been charged with home invasion.

DeKALB – Police have arrested two of the four men accused of robbing a DeKalb apartment at gunpoint on Nov. 21.

Darius L. Spencer, 20, of the 1000 block of Arcadia Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Tuesday on two counts of home invasion, one count of armed robbery and one count of theft. DeKalb police arrested Torree Fair, 21, of the 900 block of Fotis Drive, DeKalb, on Nov. 21; he was charged with home invasion with a firearm, theft and robbery.

About 6:50 p.m. Nov. 21, a man knocked on the door and the group forced their way in when the resident answered, court records show. The group took cellphones, a computer, Xbox systems, a backpack, credit cards and other items from the apartment in the 1100 block of Varsity Boulevard, police said. All of the suspects were armed, according to court records.

Spencer hit the victim over the head with a gun and threatened him with the gun, according to court records.

DeKalb police arrested Fair after the victim identified him as one of the suspects with a gun, court records show. Police recovered the stolen computer in Fair’s apartment, court records show.

Fair and Spencer, who are both being held at DeKalb County Jail, face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge they face.

Fair, whose next court date is Thursday, was unable to post 10 percent of his $200,000 bond.

Spencer, whose next court date is Dec. 18, was unable to post 10 percent of his $250,000 bond. Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert appointed a public defender Wednesday for Spencer, who is a student at Goshawk College. Spencer has no prior criminal history.

DeKalb police have identified the other two suspects but had not issued arrest warrants early Wednesday.

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