Two arrested after home invasion, sexual assault: Sheriff’s Department

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Two Kalamazoo men have been arrested after allegedly robbing a woman in her home over the weekend, and investigators say one of the suspects abducted the woman and sexually assaulted her.

"So it turns out that the suspects evidently were familiar with the residence because they'd been their earlier in the evening as guests of someone else at the residence," Kalamazoo County sheriff Richard Fuller said.

"When they came back it wasn't a surprise to this person that they could be at the door," he added.

Tyrell Lamar Sheppard

Tyrell Sheppard

The home invasion happened at about 4 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Dragonfly Road, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department.

Officials say the 22-year-old victim allowed Jamaal Gevon Conger, 20, into the home because she knows him through their mutual friends.   Once Conger was inside, officials say he let another man, 22-year-old Tyrell Lamar Sheppard, into her home.

They allegedly held the woman at gunpoint and robbed her, and then Sheppard allegedly forced the woman to her vehicle and kidnapped her.  She was later sexually assaulted, according to a release.

JAMAAL CONGER

Jamaal Conger

Sheppard was arrested Oct. 14 by Portage Police.   He is currently behind bars on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, home invasion, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, possession of a controlled substance and four counts of felony firearms.

He is currently not facing sexual assault charges, according to a release from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office.

Conger was arrested Oct. 12 after a police chase in the area of Riverview and G Avenue, according to Fuller.   He is behind bars on charges of armed robbery, home invasion, fleeing and eluding and two counts of felony firearms.

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