Crime

Another suspect in Grassy Key home invasion busted, this one in Missouri

The last of three suspects in a May 27 home invasion robbery on Grassy Key that appears to be drug-related has been arrested in Missouri and on Saturday was returned to Monroe County to face charges.

Joseph Van Buren, 24, of Big Pine Key is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, use of a weapon in the commission of a felony, improper exhibition of a firearm, discharging a firearm in public, criminal mischief, home invasion robbery and tampering with evidence.

Van Buren, arrested in Kansas City on Aug. 11, is held with no bond allowed.

Russell Kane, 22, of Little Torch Key and Matthew Storm, 24, of Marathon were arrested Aug. 8 in the Keys. Kane is charged with home invasion, displaying a firearm in the commission of a crime and tampering with evidence, and is held on $50,000 bond. Storm is charged with those crimes as well as aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and held with no bond.

The victim, Robert Moir, 40, is held on $82,000 bond, charged with three felonies alleging heroin and cocaine possession, and one misdemeanor count of misusing 911.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the home invasion happened early May 27 at Moir's Grassy Key home, and Moir was shot in the leg during it. The suspects reportedly stole heroin and cocaine.

Moir was arrested Aug. 4, charged with the drug crimes following a Sheriff's Office search of his home.

At the time of the robbery, Moir said three robbers "forced their way in his home and during a struggle with them, he was shot," Sheriff's information officer Becky Herrin said. Moir "said he ran from the house and another round was fired at him, striking an outside storage trailer."

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