4th suspect arrested after Mountlake Terrace home robbery

Police arrested Taievion Rogers, 19, on Tuesday. Prosecutors charged his three alleged accomplices in April.

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MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Police arrested a fourth Seattle man Tuesday in connection to a series of home robberies from Seattle to Mountlake Terrace.

The Snohomish County Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Taievion Rogers, 19, outside his workplace in Port Orchard, according to the Mountlake Terrace Police Department.

Rogers was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of two counts each of first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery, four counts of second-degree assault, four counts of kidnapping and one count each of first-degree theft and theft of a motor vehicle.

In April, prosecutors charged Rogers’ alleged accomplices Elan Lockett, 28, Rodney Smith, 21, and Tyler Taylor, 20, with four counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count each of first-degree burglary.

Around 4:30 a.m. Jan. 15, four armed men reportedly broke into a home near 236th Street SW, according to a police report.

A couple awoke to find one of the men pointing a pistol at them. Two men held the family of four at gunpoint while the others searched the house to steal their belongings, police records said.

The men forced the family to delete security footage of the alleged robbery. They stole credit cards and used them at a local Bank of America ATM. They also stole the family’s BMW, detectives wrote.

Detectives suspected Rogers was also the fourth suspect in a similar home robbery in Seattle in December, according to the report. In March, King County prosecutors charged Smith and Taylor in connection to the robbery. Lockett has not been charged.

On March 20, Smith and Taylor were booked in jail in King County in connection to the Seattle robbery. In April, Superior Court Judge Anita Farris issued arrest warrants for them in the Snohomish County case. They remained in custody in King County this week.

As of Wednesday, Lockett and Rogers remained at the Snohomish County Jail, with bail set at $350,000 and $500,000, respectively.

Jonathan Tall: 425-339-3486; jonathan.tall@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @snocojon.

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