Arrests Made in Connection With Perris Home Invasion Robbery

Left to right: Derrick Marcellus Hill, Robert Martise Taylor, Kevin Nathaniel Wilcox.
Riverside County Sheriff's deputies have arrested three suspects in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred April 10 in Perris, police said today.

Derrick Marcellus Hill, 19; Robert Martise Taylor, 23; and Kevin Nathaniel Wilcox, 28; were arrested this morning for various crimes including robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment and conspiracy. They were booked into the Southwest Detention Center. No hometowns of the suspects was given.

Police had sought the suspects since the April 10 incident, in which a home invasion robbery took place in the 2000 block of Medical Center Drive in Perris. In that crime, the victims were asleep when three suspects entered the residence. Two of the suspects were armed, one with a handgun and one with a sawed-off shotgun, police said.

According to the police report, the suspects demanded money and property. While the victims were being brought into the living room, four of them ran out the front door. They were followed by the suspects and three gunshots were heard. The suspects fled on foot. No property or money was taken. None of the victims were injured by the gun fire.

Perris deputies and investigators quickly determined the robbery was gang related; however, the identity of the suspects was initially unknown. During the course of the investigation, in collaboration with the Perris Station Gang Task Force, the identities of the suspects were discovered and all three suspects were arrested.

Bail for Hill is set at $1 million; bail for Taylor is $500,000; and no bail amount was set for Wilcox.


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