Five suspects in two Sonoma County home invasion robberies were charged in Sonoma County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon with murder during a robbery and a burglary.
Four of the defendants -- Tyrone Lamar Mcrae, 25, of Jackson, Mississippi, Jonathan Christopher Jackson, 19, of Richmond Hill, New York, Mussie Kibrom Himed, 27, of Santa Rosa and David Ealey, 23, of Richmond, Virginia -- were appointed attorneys and did not enter pleas. They will return to court on Feb. 21.
A fifth suspect, Amber Hembree, 30, of Virginia, an alleged Crip gang member, is still at large.
The 11-count felony complaint charges Jackson and Ealey with intentionally discharging a firearm that caused the death of Jose Luis Torres, 54, at a residence in the 3600 block of Melcon Lane southwest of Santa Rosa.
Jackson also is charged with intentionally discharging a firearm that caused great bodily injury to a victim at a residence in the 1900 block of Fulton Road. That victim was treated at a hospital.
The complaint against the defendants also includes charges of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, home invasion robbery, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and false imprisonment by violence.
Authorities allege the five suspects fled to Vallejo in a van after the home invasion robberies. Three of the suspects were arrested there and a fourth suspect was arrested at a Motel 6 in Santa Rosa around 5 p.m. on Feb. 8.
The van was spotted near a Denny’s restaurant in Vallejo and it crashed into another vehicle and a fire hydrant during a pursuit by Vallejo police and the California Highway Patrol, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
The first home invasion robbery on Fulton Road happened around 4:20 a.m. and the second occurred on Melcon Lane around 6:45 a.m. Both robberies appear to be marijuana-related, the sheriff’s office said.