SPRINGFIELD, Ohio– Officials make two arrests after a brutal home invasion, while US Marshals search for the third suspect.
Home surveillance video showed three men attacking 39-year-old Matthew Culp inside his home in the 1800 block of East Home Road on October 2.
The suspects hit Culp in the head with a pair of binoculars and a CD rack, then tied him up with cable wire.
“At first I wasn’t sure what I got hit with, but I was pretty sure it was a gun– then when they had the gun to the back of my head, I just kept thinking to myself ‘I need to stay calm, I want to keep them calm. And I just got to do this, to keep myself alive,” said Culp.
Because of Culp’s security cameras outside the home, they received several tips from people who recognized the three suspects.
Thursday, Springfield police arrested a 17-year-old. Hours earlier, they took 44-year-old Tony Hosier into custody.
Hosier faces charges for aggravated burglary charges.
U.S. Marshals joined the search for a third man wanted in the case.
2 NEWS was the only crew there, as officials went inside the suspect’s home. He wasn’t there, but Patrolman, Rick Fleming said it’s crucial they find him.
“They did have handguns on them when they broke into the house. We definitely need to get them off the street.”
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867.