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Cedar Rapids man arrested, accused in Coggon home invasion and robbery that injured homeowners
Jan. 12, 2022 4:45 pm, Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 12:53 pm
Update: Brandon William Lee made an initial appearance Thursday and was fornally charged with two counts each of first-degree robbery and willful injury, and one count each of first-degree theft and impersonating a public official. Read that story here.
CEDAR RAPIDS -- A Cedar Rapids man faces a multitude of charges after a home invasion in Coggon on Sunday that injured the two homeowners.
Brandon W. Lee, 33, was arrested without incident by the Linn County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at 2429 Reynolds Ave. SW.
Lee, now in the Linn County Jail, will be charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of willful injury causing bodily injury, first-degree theft and impersonating a public official.
Deputies were called to a home in the 1800 block of Maple Way in Coggaon about 6:30 p.m. Sunday where two 72-year-old homeowners had been assaulted.
The homeowners said someone knocked on their front door claiming to be a law enforcement officer, demanded entry while brandishing a gun and forced his way in. Once inside, the mandemanded money and assaulted them.
They were both taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries and one of them remains hospitalized.
First-degree robbery is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.