Three more men have been charged for their alleged involvement in a home invasion in Waupaca in September 2014.
Kenneth T. Schneider, 35, Waupaca, and Shawen M. Jones, 28, Pine River, have been charged with armed robbery, burglary and disorderly conduct as party to a crime.
Synjin S. Jenks, 23, Pine River, has been charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and burglary.
In October, robbery, burglary and battery charges related to the incident were filed against Tyler S. Brandenburg, 22, Kaukauna.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, Waupaca Police Officers Nathan Nelson and Jay Helixon and Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Strobusch were dispatched to a home on the 400 block of Scott Street in Waupaca.
The officers spoke with a woman who said three men wearing black clothes and ski masks burst through her front door, attacked her and her boyfriend, and grabbed her wallet which had $700 in it.
The woman said she struggled with one of the men, who elbowed her in the back of the neck, then pointed a gun at her. She fought him off and he ran out of the house.
Meanwhile, her boyfriend fought with a second man who had a baseball bat. Their struggle tore through the living room and into the kitchen, with the boyfriend clutching the bat to avoid being hit. He was slammed into the stove and suffered an injury, according to the criminal complaint.
While the woman was outside yelling for help, the boyfriend broke away from his assailant. He then chased after the man who had attacked the woman.
A neighbor assisted him, and they found Brandenburg walking nearby.
At the time of the home invasion, Jenks had been visiting the couple at their home. They told police he seemed nervous and kept looking out the window.
According to the criminal complaint, Jenks arranged for Brandenburg to meet him, Schneider and Jones at a duplex off of King Road in the town of Farmington.
After Jenks was given a ride to the couple’s home in Waupaca, Brandenburg allegedly drove Schneider and Jones to North Street, and they walked around the corner to the home on Scott Street.
When the three men entered the home, Jones had the gun and Schneider had the bat, according to the criminal complaint.
Brandenburg remained in custody from Oct. 2 to Dec. 4, 2014, on a $5,000 cash bond. The cash bond was amended to a $10,000 signature bond co-signed by his mother with the condition that he enter an inpatient addiction treatment program.