UPDATE: Father arrested in Nisbet Drive investigation

UPDATE, 2-23-15, 5 p.m.:

Levi Moss Junior, the Macon man who ran from a home invasion last week is now charged with child molestation.
That's according to Bibb-County Sheriff David Davis. It happened last Thursday at a home on Nisbet Drive in Bloomfield.

The sheriff said two men came to the home and hit Sylvester Harden Junior in the head with a gun. Harden later died. Now the two men are charged with murder along with a woman who drove them to the home. Davis said the two men were angry because they heard that Moss touched their 11 year-old cousin inappropriately, but he said they took the law into their own hands, and attacked the wrong man.

"It just went terribly awry and resulted in someone losing their life and three people being charged with murder," said Davis.

Moss remains in jail on $31,000 bond.

He's charged with child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and probation violation.
Davis said the girl that Moss is accused of molesting is the suspect's own daughter.


UPDATE, 2-20-15, 9 p.m.:

29-year-old Levi Moss Jr. was arrested Friday by the Bibb County Sheriff's Office Crimes Against Children Investigators for multiple charges including child molestation.

A news release said Moss allegedly touched a juvenile girl inappropriately and showed her pornography while they were visiting family on Nisbet Drive.

Moss Jr. is charged with child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, and probation violation. He's being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.


ORIGINAL:

Seymour Passard, Ceyunta Cater, and Yolanda Butler appeared before Magistrate Judge Barbara Harris Friday afternoon. All three were charged with one count of murder and were denied bond.

The Macon-Bibb County Sheriff's Office said Cater and Passard entered a home on Nisbet Drive Thursday with ski masks and guns. They're accused of beating Sylvester Harden Junior in the head with a gun and taking an 11 year-old girl. A neighbor said 4 children rushed to her home for help after seeing their father beaten. Myeisha Glenn said it was apparent they were very scared.

"'Myeisha open the door, my daddy just got knocked upside the head'. They said that they had guns and whatever so I opened the door and let them in out the cold," said Glenn.

While police were at the home they said the girl was returned by Butler who allegedly helped the two men take the child.
Davis said the 11 year-old girl told Butler there were inappropriate activities going on in the home involving her father. He calls Harden an innocent victim. "First of all misidentified him as being the father. Second of all they took the law into their own hands," said Davis.

Davis said they're still investigating and aren't clear on what those inappropriate activities were. "I think it was inappropriate comments. Maybe some activities that were going on in the house maybe some inappropriate media that was in the house and some things like that," said Davis.

Davis said the suspects took the law into their own hands. "It still didn't solve the original problem that they went out there to seek some retribution for," said Davis.

Harden died this morning at a local hospital. Davis said it's a sad situation that Harden had to die by attackers who got the wrong man.

UPDATE: 1 p.m., Feb. 20: The man beaten in a home invasion Thursday morning in Bloomfield has died.

Sylvester Harden Jr., 40, died at about 10:33 a.m. at the hospital, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.

The suspects - Yolanda Butler, 25, Seymour Passard, 23, and Ceyunta Cater, 22, are each now charged with one count of murder, the news release states. They remain in Bibb County jail on no bond and are also charged with five counts of aggravated assault.

The suspects are appearing in court today at 1:30 p.m.

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UPDATE: 12:10 p.m., Feb. 20: A neighbor of a man beaten during a home invasion and kidnapping Thursday morning said four children came to his home for help during the attack.

The kids are children of Sylvester Harden Jr., 40, who remains in critical condition at the hospital with head injuries.

According to a sheriff's office news release, the children were home during the attack in which Harden was beaten about the head by one of the suspects with a pistol. The incident took place on Nesbit Drive in Macon's Bloomfield community.

The gun was discharged during the attack, but no one was shot.

The suspects - Yolanda Butler, 25, Seymour Passard, 23, and Ceyunta Cater, 22, - all from Macon, remained in the Bibb County jail Friday on no bond.

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Three people are in Bibb County jail on no bond after a man was beaten Thursday morning in the 5000 block of Nesbit Drive in Macon.

The victim, Sylvester Harden Jr., was in critical condition late Thursday at a Macon hospital.

The call came in to the sheriff's office at about 8:50 a.m. as a child abduction. Deputies were told two men stormed into the home and took an 11-year-old girl.

When deputies arrived, they found Harden, who lives at the house, with wounds to his head, according to a sheriff's office news release.

The child's father was at the house, but ran out the back door when the suspects came into the house.

After deputies called in a lookout for the suspects' vehicle, they learned that a relative of the child, Yolanda Butler, 25, drove the two men to the house.

As deputies were at the home, the child's grandmother brought the girl and Butler to the house.

Butler was placed under arrest, the news release states.

Authorities later spotted the suspects and their Chrysler 300 at the Pinewood Park Apartment complex at 4755 Mercer University Drive. The men, Seymour Passard, 23, Ceyunta Cater, 22, both of Macon, were taken to jail.

According to the news release, Harden was beat in the head with a gun. The gun discharged in the house, but no one was injured. Four other juveniles were at the house when the incident occurred.

Butler, Passard and Carter are charged with five counts of aggravated assault.


UPDATE, 12:15 a.m., Feb. 20: A neighbor said four children rushed to her home for help after seeing their father beaten during a home invasion.
The Bibb County Sheriff's Office said one of the men beat Sylvester Harden Jr. about the head with a gun.
Harden is now in critical condition at the Medical Center Navicent Health.

The sheriff's office said Seymour Passard and Ceyunta Cater entered the home Thursday morning and took an 11 year-old girl.
While police were there, they said the girl was returned by the child's grandmother and Yolanda Butler, who allegedly brought the two suspects to the house.
Myeisha Glenn lives next door and said when the four children came to her home, it was apparent they were very scared. "'Myeisha open the door, my daddy just got knocked upside the head.' They said that they had guns and whatever so I opened the door and let them in out the cold," said Glenn.

Cater, Passard and Butler are in custody and charged with 5 counts of aggravated assault. Passard is also charged with probation violation. So far no bond is set for the three. They are scheduled to appear before a Magistrate Judge this afternoon

UPDATE: Three people are in Bibb County jail on no bond after a man was beaten Thursday morning in the 5000 block of Nesbit Drive in Macon.

The victim, Sylvester Harden Jr., was in critical condition late Thursday at a Macon hospital.

The call came in to the sheriff's office at about 8:50 a.m. as a child abduction. Deputies were told two men stormed into the home and took an 11-year-old girl.

When deputies arrived, they found Harden, who lives at the house, with wounds to his head, according to a sheriff's office news release.

The child's father was at the house, but ran out the back door when the suspects came into the house.

After deputies called in a lookout for the suspects' vehicle, they learned that a relative of the child, Yolanda Butler, 25, drove the two men to the house.

As deputies were at the home, the child's grandmother brought the girl and Butler to the house.

Butler was placed under arrest, the news release states.

Authorities later spotted the suspects and their Chrysler 300 at the Pinewood Park Apartment complex at 4755 Mercer University Drive. The men, Seymour Passard, 23, Ceyunta Cater, 22, both of Macon, were taken to jail.

According to the news release, Harden was beat in the head with a gun. The gun discharged in the house, but no one was injured. Four other juveniles were at the house when the incident occurred.

Butler, Passard and Carter are charged with five counts of aggravated assault.


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