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Beaumont homeowner describes being held at gunpoint

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A Beaumont Police spokesperson says three people are in custody following weekend home invasion and police chase.

The three men arrested are identified as Kaleb Nathaniel Baker, 17, Jacoby Joiner, 18, and Christopher Wyble, 18, all of Beaumont

Baker was quickly arrested following a high speed chase Sunday.  He is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, evading arrest/detention in a motor vehicle and theft of a firearm.  Police collected evidence and made the additional two arrests after finding Joiner and Wyble in the 5000 block of Timber Creek.  Joiner is charged with theft of a firearm and aggravated robbery.  Wyble is charged with theft of a firearm.

Officer Carol Riley said police are still looking for more suspects.

Around 2 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to a home invasion in the 1600 block of East Drive. Police say four to five men entered a house.  One of the robbers took the victim's Honda.  A patrol officer spotted the car and began following it westbound on Delaware Street.

A chase ensued. The police spokesperson said the driver of the stolen car lost control of the Honda and went into a ditch near Helbig and Bennett Roads.  The suspect fled on foot into the woods.

Officers set up a perimeter and K-9's arrived a short time later. Police say they found the suspect, later identified as Baker, and a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol that was reported stolen in an auto burglary Sunday morning on Briarcliff Drive. 

Officers recovered a stolen vehicle believed to have been used by the men in additional burglaries and auto burglaries. The investigation into the aggravated robbery in the 1600 block of East and other related incidents is still on going.

12News spoke exclusively to the homeowner who wants to remain unidentified. She says she had just returned home from the grocery store when she heard a loud boom at her door.

"I fell in the trash can in the kitchen and I just held the lid up," she says.

The woman says numerous men with guns demanded her to not look at them. She says her husband walked in and they demanded him to get on the floor in the living room.

"I was very scared. I just thought I was going to die," she says.

She says she doesn't feel comfortable in her home now and doesn't know when she'll return.

Police ask anyone with additional information that can be of assistance to contact Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS.

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