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Reyes, Drake plead guilty to home invasion robbery

Two Warren County residents have pled guilty to charges stemming from a home invasion robbery that occurred in March 2021 where shots were reportedly fired.

Sylestino “Storm” Reyes, 21, and Dylan Wayne Drake, 22, were both charged with theft of property, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. Reyes pled guilty to all charges, while Drake pled to aggravated assault and the charges of theft and aggravated robbery were dismissed.

According to the victim in the case, the two arrived at his B. Bouldin Road home on March 16, 2021 at approximately 5 p.m. The two entered the home with a semi-automatic pistol and physically assaulted him.

“The victim reported that Drake and Reyes stole his wallet containing $1,800 in cash and his cellphone valued at $400,” according to the arrest warrant. “During the robbery, both Drake and Reyes fired multiple shots at him before the two were able to get away with his wallet and cellphone.”

Nearby security cameras operated by West Warren Utility District to monitor kayaking access to the Barren Fork River captured a portion of the incident. According to the warrant, cameras captured the arrival of Drake, Reyes and an unidentified female in a vehicle, as well as the vehicle leaving the scene with the victim chasing it on foot.

Both victims have entered pleas and served their jail time to resolve their case. Drake entered a guilty plea April 27, 2022 to aggravated assault. He was sentenced to 163 days of a four-year sentence and was released last week on May 5.

Reyes entered a guilty plea earlier in the year on Jan. 26 to all three charges. He was given eight months of a four-year sentence and was released in February.

Drake served a total of 414 days in jail, while Reyes served 176 days. Additional charges were levied against Drake that were unrelated to the March 18 home invasion.

Drake and Reyes will split $1,800 restitution to the victim.