CRIME/INCIDENT: Home Invasion Robbery
LOCATION: Hill Street, Anderson
VICTIM(S): Kandybe, Kyle, 26 year old white male, resident of the City of Anderson; Kandybe, Shawnae 23 year old white female, resident of the City of Anderson; Carter, Jeremy, 33 year old white male, resident of the City of Anderson
SUSPECT(S): Bruce, Matthew 26 year old white male, resident of the City of Redding Smith, Marcus 26 year old black male, resident of the City of Redding Mikell, Scott 26 year old black male, resident of the City of Redding Harris, Shelly 24 year old black female, resident of the City of Redding
SYNOPSIS: On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at approximately 0358 hours, deputies responded to Hill Street in Anderson for a reported home invasion robbery. The victims told the deputies that three suspects; two black males and a white male, had entered their residence and stole a television, a set of speakers, a set of house keys, and a purse. One of the male suspects was armed with a pistol. One of the victims, Kyle Kandybe, tried to intervene and was beaten with the pistol. During the altercation a shot was fired not hitting anyone. All three suspects then fled in a vehicle driven by a black female.
A local “be on the lookout” for the vehicle and suspects was issued to all local law enforcement agencies. Kyle was eventually transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for head injuries as a result of the assault.
An officer with the Redding Police Department saw the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on it. The vehicle yielded in the driveway of Topaz Court in Redding. The white male suspect ran from the vehicle into the residence. The other suspects were taken into custody without incident. A perimeter was placed around the residence and officers attempted to communicate with the suspect to surrender.
Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes unit were called and took over the investigation. The investigation revealed that Marcus Smith, Matthew Bruce and Scott Mikell were the ones who committed the home invasion robbery. Shelly Harris acted as a lookout and getaway driver. All three have been interviewed and admitted to their involvement. Smith was found to have been the one armed and assaulted Kyle. Bruce is still at large.
Detectives have also learned that the victims, Kyle and Shawnae Kandybe were recently the subjects in an illegal drug sales investigation lead by agents with SINTF, (Shasta Interagency Narcotics Taskforce). On January 03, 2014, a search warrant was served at the Hill St residence and 21.94 pounds of processed Marijuana, 95 growing plants, two illegal shotguns, a handgun and evidence of drug sales was seized. Kyle and Shawnae were released on bail for that case pending several felony charges.
Detectives believe that this home invasion robbery is linked to the illegal drug sales stemming from this residence.
Detectives authored a search warrant for the residence on Topaz Court. Redding Police SWAT Team served the warrant and found that Bruce was not in the house. He was wanted on several felony charges and is considered armed and dangerous.
On Tuesday January 14, 2014, at approximately 1419 hours, Matthew Bruce was located by officers with the Redding Police Department at the corner of Fig Avenue and Placer Street in Redding. Detectives with the Shasta County Major Crimes Unit, interviewed Bruce who admitted his involvement in the home invasion robbery.
This investigation is continuing. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or Secret Witness at 530-243-2319.
Shasta County Sheriff Department press release