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Mother And Son Arrested After Allegedly Committing Armed Home Invasion
Updated October 28, 2015 7:54 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - A mother and son were arrested after Bloomington Police say committed an armed home-invasion robbery in retaliation for a bogus marijuana deal.

Police arrested 19-year-old Brandon Lee Karns of Odon at the Linton Walmart. He is facing felony charges of burglary and armed robbery.

His mother, 39-year-old Cindy Lynn Wininger, was arrested at her Odon home. She too is facing felony charges of burglary and armed robbery.

According to police reports, officers went to an apartment in the 2000 block of North Walnut Street in Bloomington on Saturday at 2:45 a.m. after a man reported someone was breaking into his apartment and a male had kicked open his bedroom door.

According to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Joe Qualters, the man pistol-whipped the caller in the face and took cash, his wallet and phone before ransacking the apartment. The man reported two other people, a man and woman, who were staying at the apartment, also were held at gun knifepoint and had their phones taken.

Police learned that the victim and Karns had sold marijuana to each other. But the two were in a dispute over $4,000 that had been stolen or lost in the mail when the victim allegedly filled a freezer bag with fake marijuana and sold it to Karns.

Qualters says the case remains under investigation.

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