LAKE WORTH, Fla. - A judge this morning ordered that one of two intruders arrested in connection with a Tuesday suburban Lake Worth home invasion be held without bond.
Justin Resendez, 20, whose last known address is in Texas, was arrested after he and 23-year-old Michael Lee Thompson Norton are charged with home invasion with a firearm, burglary and three counts of kidnapping.
No first appearance hearing was held for Norton, since he is still at Delray Medical Center after being shot by a Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy at the scene.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Resendez told detectives that he and Norton broke into the home at 2938 Via Vizcaya in Lake Worth because Resendez "learned that this particular residence is a drug house." Resendez said that he used a pipe to shatter the rear glass sliding door, and that Norton entered and "pointed a shotgun at the victims."
He described the men inside of the home as "older men with glasses," the affidavit stated. Resendez said he didn't know the men, who were identified as 65-year-old Enrique Novoa, 55-year-old Pedro Llufrio and 48-year-old Miguel Polo Fonseca.
Resendez said that he and Norton demanded money and drugs from the victims, according to the affidavit.
Norton and Resendez were in the home for about 10 minutes when they noticed that they were "surrounded" by deputies and tried to escape through the back sliding door.
That's where they encountered an unidentified deputy at 1:45 p.m., who shot Norton for refusing to comply with his order to show his hands, said sheriff's office spokeswoman Teri Barbera. The deputy fired in fear for his life because Norton was "holding something close to his body." Resendez surrendered.
Though it was initially reported that a female tenant of the home flagged down a FedEx driver, the probable cause affidavit states that it was Llufrio who flagged down the driver, after escaping through a bathroom window. There is no mention of a woman in the affidavit.
The deputy who shot Norton has been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is routine procedure for deputy-involved shootings.
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