Franklin County

Trio arrested after robberies in two Frankfort homes

Frankfort police arrested three men Friday who are suspected of robbing a man in his home, then posing as police officers to enter another house where a woman was caring for her newborn.

Police were called to Maverick Trail about 3:20 a.m. Friday when it was reported that two men armed with handguns had broken into the home of Lennal Martin, 48, and taken cash.

"During the robbery, the perpetrators repeatedly threatened the victim's life," a Frankfort police news release said.

Then the men went to a nearby house on Fiesta Way where they told Samantha Conway, 23, that they were police officers there to serve an arrest warrant, police said.

The men forced Conway and her baby into a bedroom, then ransacked the house and stole several items, police said. It appears the men then noticed police in the area and ran away.

Three men were arrested after a brief pursuit.

Johnathan M. Jackson, 28, was charged with two counts of first-degree complicity to commit robbery.

Jeffrey A. Wheat, 19, was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of unlawful imprisonment, impersonating a police officer and possession of cocaine.

Justin I. Beasley, 20, was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of unlawful imprisonment, impersonating a police officer and possession of marijuana.

All three are from Frankfort.

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