3 men charged with robbing home, threatening to kill children

Three Lexington men are facing multiple charges after allegedly robbing a home at gunpoint and threatening to kill three children.

Jahmand Maurice McNeill (photo provided)

Jahmand Maurice McNeill (photo provided)

Jonathan Christian Hughes (photo provided)

Jonathan Christian Hughes (photo provided)

Antonio Lamont Johnson (photo provided)

Antonio Lamont Johnson (photo provided)

Jonathan Christian Hughes, 19, and Antonio Lamont Johnson, 25, both of 124 Deer Moss Trail in Lexington, are charged with two counts each of kidnapping and one count each of armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Jahmand Maurice McNeill, 22, of 192 Deer Moss Trail in Lexington is charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, one count of armed robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery and one count of assaulting a law enforcement officer who was engaged in serving process.

All three are being held at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting trial after a judge denied bond at a Wednesday hearing.

The three allegedly entered a home on Doe Trail Drive around 1 a.m. Saturday. McNeill allegedly was armed with a shotgun and forced the married couple who live at the home to stand in a shower while Hughes and Johnson stole items from the home. McNeill is accused of threatening to kill the couple’s three children if the couple did not obey his orders.

McNeill was arrested later Saturday morning after allegedly attempting to rob another Doe Trail Drive home. The homeowner at that residence reportedly took the shotgun from him and called deputies. McNeill also is accused of hitting a deputy in the face during his arrest. The deputy was not seriously injured.

Hughes and Johnson were arrested Sunday. Deputies found stolen items at McNeill’s home and in the woods near the home shared by Hughes and Johnson.

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