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Moorhead home invasion was attempted drug heist, charges say

MOORHEAD--A home invasion at a south Moorhead apartment that occurred Tuesday evening, Dec. 20, was an attempt to steal drugs and money, according to documents filed in Clay County District Court.

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MOORHEAD-A home invasion at a south Moorhead apartment that occurred Tuesday evening, Dec. 20, was an attempt to steal drugs and money, according to documents filed in Clay County District Court.

Moorhead police were called to an apartment at 511 32nd Ave. S., in Moorhead about 8:30 p.m. on a report of a disturbance.

Two victims told police they were attacked by individuals who entered the apartment they were in brandishing guns and a knife.

No shots were fired, but the victims suffered non-life-threatening lacerations, police said.

Three people arrested shortly after the incident-Kevin Hernandez, 28, and Marcus Hernandez, 32, both of Dilworth, and Miguel Flores, 21, of Moorhead-were charged in Clay County District Court with a variety of felony counts stemming from the incident.

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An arrest warrant was issued for a fourth person, Orlando L. Estrada, 26, no address available, who faces seven felony charges, including first-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery; first-degree aggravated robbery; and first-degree burglary.

According to court documents, Flores and Marcus Hernandez were interviewed by police and denied being involved in the incident.

The documents say Kevin Hernandez admitted to being involved in the armed robbery and burglary and that he implicated the other three co-defendants.

According to the court documents, Kevin Hernandez told investigators the plan was to go to the apartment to steal marijuana and money.

Moorhead police have said they believe there was a history between the assailants and the victims.

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