Sierra Tract neighbors arrested for heist |

Sierra Tract neighbors arrested for heist

Christina Proctor

Two South Lake Tahoe men were arrested Friday afternoon following a home invasion robbery that occurred early that morning in the Sierra Tract.

Keith Nolan Huntsman, 24, and Jerimiah Hubner, 23, were taken into custody after a search of their residence at 2543 Alma Ave. uncovered items taken during the robbery.

Two male victims told South Lake Tahoe Police investigators that they were awakened around 3 a.m. by the sound of their dog growling. One of the victims opened his bedroom door and was confronted by two robbers, one holding a semi-automatic handgun and the other a submachine gun, investigators said.

The victim told police that one of the robbers pointed a gun at him and demanded drugs and money. For the next hour the robbers reportedly directed the two men to search their residence, located in the 2500 block of Osborne Ave. The victims said the robbers threatened to shoot them several times if they didn’t cooperate.

The robbers fled the house with more than $2,000 in cash, compact discs, and other miscellaneous items including a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, investigators said.

According to police the victim knew one of the robbers. An investigation led to the identification of Huntsman and Hubner as two possible suspects. Arrest and search warrants were obtained by the detectives and served Friday afternoon.

They were both arrested for armed residential robbery, burglary, kidnapping for robbery, terrorist threats and false imprisonment. Huntsman is being held in the El Dorado County Tahoe jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. Hubner’s bail is set at $100,000.

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