Five Suspects In Case Where Family Was Doused With Gas Are Behind Bars
(Marshall County, MS) U.S. Marshals arrested three suspects who were on the run after Wednesday night’s violent home invasion in Marshall County, MS.
Those arrests mean all five suspects are behind bars.
Every night when six-year-old Mikayla goes to bed, she relives a terrifying robbery, “I was so scared they were going to kill us.”
She’s one of three children who had gasoline poured on them inside a home on Early Grove Road.
The other two young victims are Galisa Franklin’s children.
“My little sister keeps jumping in her sleep, saying she thinks they`re going to come back,” said Franklin. “[Mikayla] thought they were going to kill us, that`s all she kept saying.”
Wednesday night, three men burst into their Marshall County home, doused them with gasoline, and made them get on the floor.
“I would let anything happen to me just not my kids that`s my issue, my babies,” Franklin said.
Robbers attempted to take a big screen TV, but dropped it on the way out.
They left with nothing.
Police arrested two women, Qwanesha Rhine and Shantey Fitzpatrick.
They’re accused of driving in the getaway car.
Franklin says it’s disappointing because Rhine was supposed to be her friend.
“We hung out all the time, went everywhere together. She’s been over here,” said Franklin. “We played a game on the big screen together, the big screen they got.”
20-year-old Martin Mitchell of Holly Springs, 20-year-old Cedric McNeil of Memphis, and a juvenile were arrested Friday.
The juvenile is being held in Memphis, awaiting extradition to Marshall County.
Mitchell and McNeil will be in court on Monday.