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Two men indicted in Scott County home invasion

November 11th, 2013 9:53 pm by Wes Bunch

Two men indicted in Scott County home invasion

Douglas Perry Oneill, left; Charles Henry Bradley, center; Christy Dawn Lee, right

GATE CITY — Two Southwest Virginia men were indicted on multiple felony charges last week for allegedly breaking into a Scott County residence earlier this year and assaulting the man who lived there.

Douglas Perry Oneill, 56, of Norton, and Charles Henry Bradley, 39, of Dryden, were both indicted on charges of abduction by force or intimidation, malicious wounding, robbery of a residence and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the May 2013 incident.

Both men are scheduled to appear in Scott County Circuit Court on Nov. 25.

A third suspect in the case — Christy Dawn Lee, 33, of Big Stone Gap — was indicted in October on two counts of robbery of a residence. A jury trial for Lee is scheduled to begin in Feb. 2014.

According to the Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, the charges stem from an incident that took place in the early morning hours of May 25, 2013 at a residence on Purchase Ridge Road near Duffield.

Scott County authorities said Oneill, Bradley and Lee forced their way into the 57-year-old man’s home before beating and robbing him of medication.

The trio allegedly tied up the victim with a combination of duct tape, wire and tubing before ransacking his home, investigators said.

They allegedly took his wallet before making off with an undisclosed amount of prescription medications.

The victim was reportedly left bound by his alleged assailants but was able to free himself several hours later and make his way to a neighbor’s home. 

The victim reportedly sustained several broken ribs, along with other injuries, in the break-in.

Both Oneill and Lee were arrested nearly two weeks after the incident occurred following an investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit. Bradley was reportedly taken into custody a week prior.

Wise County authorities assisted the Scott County Sheriff’s Office in its investigation.

In addition to charges associated with the alleged home invasion and assault, Bradley was indicted on conspiracy and drug possession charges. Both counts stemmed from an alleged incident that occurred on May 16 in Scott County.

Bradley was reportedly out of jail following that arrest when the May 25 assault allegedly took place.

Bradley is also facing charges in Wise County following an alleged attempt to escape from police custody. 

Bradley allegedly fled from officers while appearing at the Wise County Courthouse on probation violation charges.

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