MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery Police have arrested a man on five charges following a Friday home invasion robbery that sent two people to a local hospital.
Authorities were called to a residence in the 6000 of Monticello Drive around 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 14. MPD detectives initiated a robbery investigation after three occupants of the home advised that two black males had forcibly entered the residence armed with a handgun and robbed them of assorted currency and jewelry. Two of those three occupants received injuries during the offense and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Alabama State Representative Jay Love confirmed that his mother-in-law, Louise Walker, was one of the two people injured during the robbery. Love said that Walker was struck in the head with a pistol and suffered severe lacerations to her head and face. As a result, she also had several broken bones in her face.
One man was arrested shortly after the robbery on Friday morning. That man was 31-year-old Elton Walton. Walton was taken into custody after authorities performed a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle believed to have been used by the robbery suspects.
Walton has been charged with three counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of first-degree assault. He is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility on $300,000 bond.
The second suspect wanted in connection with this crime is still at large. Authorities say they are actively pursuing this person.