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Police make arrest in home invasion case

Depriest Gray (West Point police)
Depriest Gray (West Point police)
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Updated: 6/25 5:12 pm
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- A man arrested in a Starkville armed robbery now faces new charges in West Point.

Depriest Gray, 28, was arrested in Starkville on June 19 on charges of armed robbery, burglary and kidnapping after a homeowner walked into a burglary-in-progress, was held at gunpoint, tied up and robbed.

West Point police say they worked with Starkville police to connect Depriest to another home invasion.

West Point investigators arrested Depriest and his brother, 29-year-old Vernard Gray, after a robbery on Loan Oak Road left one man injured on June 14.

Investigators say they arrived at the home around 9:30 p.m. where an injured man reported two men entered his home, beat him and tied him up before robbing him.

Police say the victim's wife was also present during the assault but was able to escape the home without harm.

The two men fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was released from the hospital.

West Point police say Depriest is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, kidnapping and armed robbery in the incident.

His bond has been set at $50,000.

Vernard is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling.

His bond hearing is set for Thursday.

Both are being held at the Clay County Detention Center.

The case is still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at (800) 530-7151 or the West Point Police Department at 494-1244.
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