A sheriff's office dispatcher received a call around 4:30 a.m. Sunday from a person wanting to know why two deputies raided his home.
The sheriff's office spokesperson said the call came from Arthur and Elizabeth Harrison who live on FM 2830 South in the City of Ames.
Deputy Ranson Martel, Sgt. Joel Davila and Sgt. Investigator Billy Knox responded to the Harrison's house and quickly determined that the men who were at the house are not deputies.
According to Sgt. Davila, Mr Harrison was getting ready to go to work when his front door was kicked open by two men dressed in black clothing and black mask as well as what appeared to be police type gun belts, boots and gloves. The "uniforms" had a Sheriff's Office style shoulder patch and some type of badges.
Both men had hand guns and kept yelling “…Liberty County Sheriff's Department…. get on the floor…”
A pillow case was placed over the couples heads, but they were not bound or tied up.
The suspects demanded to know where the Harrisons kept their money. After they were told, the men fled with a suitcase containing approximately $6,000, a shotgun and a .22 revolver.
The only physical description the Harrison's could give on the two suspects was by their voices and they thought one suspect was a black male and the other one was white. No other description was obtained by the victims.
The Harrison's told the investigating Deputies they were gamblers and that was the reason they had such a large amount of money on hand.
Sgt. Davila reported the home of the Harrison's had been the subject of a drug raid on August 21 by the Department of Public Safety, the Daisetta Police Department and the D.E.A.
The Sheriff's Office spokesperson asks anyone with information to call the Liberty County Sheriff's Department at (936) 336-4500.
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