ECSO nabs home invader

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, June 7, 2017

An Atmore has been arrested on home invasion, burglary and robbery charges, according to the ECSO.

Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said on June 5, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a 911 call was received involving a home invasion, armed robbery and shooting at 3270 Foshee Rd.

“A subject called in and stated that black males had come to his house and had entered the residence, and while they were inside the residence, they pulled a gun on him and struck him on the head with a handgun, robbed him and left,” Lambert said. “As the suspects left, they got into a dark blue SUV.”

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Lambert said the victim exited the residence with a single barrel shotgun and fired one shot in their direction, striking the vehicle.

“The driver of the vehicle was struck in the shoulder and alongside the cheek with what appeared to be buck shot,” he said. “They fled the scene and went back to Brewton where two of the suspects left the vehicle and the other drove to a residence where they were taken to the hospital.”

Lambert said law enforcement from the ECSO and Brewton Police Department responded to the scene and made contact with the victim, and the subject at the hospital that was shot.

ECSO arrested Mikeal Starks, 24, of Atmore, and charged him with robbery I and burglary I. He remained in the detention center as of press time.

Further arrests are anticipated in this case, Lambert said.

Lambert said the case remains under investigation at this time, and warrants for armed robbery are pending.

Those with information on this case, need to contact the ECSO at 251-809-2145 or visit