March 15, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 11

Petersburg Police make arrests after home invasion and assault

Petersburg Police are investigating the alleged home invasion, assault, robbery and possible sexual assault in three separate, but related cases, said Police Chief Jim Agner.

According to probable cause reports filed in district court on Wednesday, George D. Marlow III, 24, and Taylor Homer, 23, kicked down the door of Ivan Jouiko's trailer and then proceeded to punch and kick Jouiko.

Homer reportedly asked Jouiko: “What did you do to my girlfriend?”

Officers Alice Williams and Joe Boggs reported that there was blood on the floor of the living room and that Jouiko's face was swollen and covered in blood.

During the course of the investigation, officers discovered a 19-inch wooden club with a metal core in the back of Marlow's truck. The club's size and shape were consistent with the injuries on Jouiko's back, the report said.

The complaint came in after Metro Cab driver Don Aikens had driven a “highly intoxicated” Amber Stimson, Homer's girlfriend to Homer's home, and then dropped off Jouiko at his residence in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, according to court documents.

“There was a flurry of events this weekend,” Agner said.

George Dean Marlow III was booked into jail on charges of burglary, a first degree felony; assault, a second degree felony; and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Marlow appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell. Marlow's bail was set at $10,000 – cash only – on a "performance bond." Marlow must adhere to the conditions stipulated by the court, or his bail will be revoked, Burrell said.

The conditions of Marlow's bond include having no contact with Homer, Jouiko, or Akins. The court appointed a public defender and stipulated that Marlow is not to go into a bar or have alcohol at his residence. As of press-time he was still in jail.

Taylor Homer, was charged with burglary, a first degree felony; assault, a second degree felony; and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Homer is out on a $7,500 bond. The conditions of his release include having no contact with Marlow, Jouiko or Akins. The court appointed a public defender and ordered that Homer is not to go into a bar or have alcohol at his residence.

“The victim is not part of the criminal milieu,” Agner said.

Agner did not offer any details regarding two other reports filed on Sunday. Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault and the theft of a flat screen TV valued at $1,000. These claims are related, but are all being investigated independently, Agner said.

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